Fairview

Fairview is a rural community located on State Highway 21 about four miles southwest of downtown Bryan in western Brazos County. An African-American farming settlement had existed there for several decades by the early 1930s when a school was established. Resident Evelyn Hall suggested the name of Fairview for the school. In 1945 Fairview Baptist Church was established, and a church building was constructed the following year. In the mid-1900s the two-room school operated as a day care center after students were bussed to nearby Bryan. The community also had a grocery store operated by Allen Smothers. By the late 1900s the school building was used as a community center. No population estimates were available for Fairview in 2000.

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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Currently Exists

No

Place type

Fairview is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.65214310
    Longitude
    -96.43524260

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No

Is Incorporated

No

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