Like many Texas communities in the mid- and late-19th century, Bryan began as a small-town stop along the state's expanding railway system. But almost from the beginning, Bryan was different. It quickly distinguished itself by flourishing into a vibrant - and permanent - center of business and trade. The city of College Station is a young municipality, with its beginnings in the founding of Texas A&M College.
Texas' first state institution of higher education, the College was inaugurated in 1876. Because of the school's isolation, school administrators provided facilities for those who were associated with the college. The campus became the focal point of community development. The area was designated "College Station, Texas" by the Postal Service in 1877. Citizens voted 217 to 39 on October 19, 1938, to incorporate the city of College Station.
Our area gets roughly 40 inches of rain per year and 0 inches of snowfall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is approximately 86. On average, there are 209 sunny days per year in our community. The July high is around 95 degrees and the January low is 40.
Students in our community are served by both the College Station and the Bryan independent school districts. There are several private institutions to choose from as an alternative to a public education.
The Bryan/College Station Public Library offers 201,154 books, 2,111 audio materials, 2,122 video materials, 524 serial subscriptions and more.
The dominant educational force in our community is Texas A&M University. The main campus is one of the largest in America, spanning 5,200 acres, and it includes the George Bush Presidential Library. It consistently scores among the top universities in the United States as determined by various national and international publications. Texas A&M is one of six United States Senior Military Colleges.
The medical needs of our residents are met by College Station Medical Center, The Physicians Centre and St. Joseph Regional Health Center. Grime St. Joseph Health Center is just 22 miles away in Navasota.
Easterwood Field Airport offers commercial to and from College Station. Byran hosts three smaller airports.
While Bryan-College Station boasts the intimate charm of a small town, there’s nothing small about the fun we offer. Discover a region so diverse you can stroll through the scenic campus of Texas A&M University, mingle with real cowboys at a thrilling rodeo, and take in a live symphony performance all in one day. Learn about regional history at the Brazos Valley African American Museum, or spend a day in downtown Bryan, brimming with unique and interesting shops and boutiques.
For Aggie family, friends and alumni, the Texas A&M University campus offers events with an academic twist. From notable guest speakers to sporting events, art exhibits and cultural performances, there’s no shortage of things to do throughout the year.
Parks and recreation are an integral part of our region, with over 1,800 acres of beautifully maintained public parks and sports facilities enhancing the area. Local recreation is plentiful with numerous golf courses, lush nature trails, challenging bike trails, and a lake for boating, fishing and swimming.
Bryan-College Station is a community rich in tradition and history. Stop by our United Country office, and let us help you Find Your Freedom.