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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|120,511||2020||United States Census Bureau|
|116,998||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|93,857||2010||United States Census Bureau|
|67,890||2000||United States Census Bureau|
|52,443||1990||United States Census Bureau|
|37,272||1980||United States Census Bureau|
|17,676||1970||United States Census Bureau|
|11,396||1960||United States Census Bureau|
|7,925||1950||United States Census Bureau|
|2,184||1940||United States Census Bureau|