College Station

College Station, the home of Texas A&M University, is located just south of Bryan in southwest central Brazos County, and is crossed by State Highway 6, Farm roads 2154, 2347, 2818 and 60, and the Southern Pacific Railroad. Bryan and College Station adjoin to form the urban heart of Brazos County. The Houston and Texas Central Railway built through the area in 1860. In 1871 the site was chosen as the location of the proposed Texas A&M College, which opened in 1876. In 1877 a post office, College Station, was opened in a building near the railroad tracks, and the community took its name from the post office. A railroad depot was constructed in 1883; By 1884 the community had 350 inhabitants and two general stores. Faculty members generally lived on campus in housing provided by the university. College Station received electrical service in the 1890s; the population was 391 in 1900.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

College Station is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.58810150
    Longitude
    -96.29529600

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Population Counts

College Station
Pop. Year Source
116,998 2019 Texas Demographic Center
93,857 2010 Texas Demographic Center
67,890 2000 Texas Demographic Center
52,443 1990 Texas Demographic Center
37,272 1980 Texas Demographic Center
17,676 1970 Texas Demographic Center
11,396 1960 Texas Demographic Center
7,925 1950 Texas Demographic Center
2,184 1940 Texas Demographic Center