In honor of Historic Preservation Month, the Brazos County Historical Commission is showcasing its new interactive website at BrazosCountyHistory.org.
If you've ever wanted to learn about the rich history of the Brazos Valley, you now have a great resource in this Brazos County Historical Commission website.
Primarily developed to educate the public about historic resources in Brazos County, as well as encourage local historic preservation and heritage tourism, we have included several useful research tools.
These include an interactive map of area historic markers and original research documents ("narratives") submitted to the State of Texas as part of the application to obtain these markers. Until now, these narratives have been virtually unavailable to the public. The recent addition of the interactive map was made possible by Bronius Motekaitis.
The interactive map and marker list include photos of the markers and some surrounding area as well as any special information you may need to find the marker out in the real world.
If available, in the individual marker sections, we have included the "narratives" mentioned above as PDF documents under the heading, "Narrative/Supportive Research" for easy location.
Finally, if there is a particular marker you want to find which exists somewhere in our county, be sure to check out the Search tool at the top of the site. You can search on any text used in the markers, titles, or other information.
Additionally, the site will be updated as new Texas Historical Markers are dedicated in Brazos County.
For more information, contact Henry Mayo at email@example.com or 979-777-1426.