Brazos County, Texas

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Brazos County, Texas

Brazos County, located in South Central Texas between the Brazos and Navasota Rivers. Land features Bryan Lake and consists of rich bottom soils, sandy, clays on rolling uplands with oak trees. Local economy consists of Texas A&M University, market and medical centers, agribusiness, computers, research and development, government services, winery, industrial parks, and tourism.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $3M
Lowest Price $275K
Highest Price $17.5M
Total Listings 88
Avg. Days On Market 199
Avg. Price/SQFT $744

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Where is Brazos County, Texas?

  • Brazos County, between the Navasota and Brazos rivers in southeast central Texas, is bounded on the northwest by Robertson County, on the east by Madison and Grimes counties, on the south by Washington County, and on the southwest by Burleson County. The center point of the county is at 30°40' north latitude and 96°18' west longitude.

  • The county was named for the nearby Brazos River. Bryan is the county seat, and College Station is the other major community in the county. Brazos County is crossed by U.S. Highway 190 and State highways 6, 21, and 30, as well as the Union Pacific railroad. It comprises 588 square miles of rolling prairie and woodland with elevations that range from 200 to 350 feet above sea level.

Adjacent Counties

  • Robertson County (northwest)
  • Madison County (northeast)
  • Grimes County (east)
  • Washington County (south)
  • Burleson County (southwest)

Sites and Attractions in Brazos County

  • Brazos County hosts a number of fall, spring, and summer festivals. The Texas Brazos Trail, which offers tourists scenic views of wildflowers and forests, passes through the county, and there are recreational parks for boating and fishing on several of the county's lakes and reservoirs. The Texas World Speedway, which opened in 1969, is a local venue for auto racing.
  • The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is a science, nature, and cultural history museum in Bryan, Texas, United States. The museum also maintains memberships in American Alliance of Museums, Natural Science Collections Alliance, and the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections.

Farming and Ranching in Brazos County 

  • The average annual rainfall is thirty-nine inches. The average minimum temperature in January is 39° F; the average maximum in July, the hottest month, is 95°. The county has a growing season of 268 days, its soils are alluvial to sandy, and between 11 and 20 percent of the land is considered prime farmland. The northern third of the county is in the Blackland Prairie area and is vegetated by elm, oak, pecan, and mesquite trees along streams. The remainder of the county is in the Post Oak Savannah vegetation area, which features post oak, walnut, and pecan trees.
  • In 2002 the county had 1,350 farms and ranches covering 308,814 acres, 51 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 38 percent to crops, and 9 percent to woodlands. In that year Brazos County farmers and ranchers earned $47,060,000, with livestock sales accounting for $38,215,000 of that total. Cattle, eggs, cotton, hay, sorghum, and horses were the chief agricultural products.
 

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