Washington County, Texas

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Washington County, Texas

Washington County is located in South Central Texas in the Brazos valley. Land features rolling prairie with sandy loam and alluvial soils. Local economy consists of agribusiness, oil, tourism, manufacturing, and government services.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $2.1M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $15.7M
Total Listings 98
Avg. Days On Market 147
Avg. Price/SQFT $914

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Where is Washington County, Texas?

  • Washington County is in the Blackland Prairies region of southeast central Texas. The center of the county is at 30°14' north latitude and 96°24' west longitude. Brenham, the seat of government, is near the county's center and seventy-five air miles east of Austin. The county was named for George Washington, the first president of the United States. Washington County encompasses 611 square miles of gently rolling land with elevations ranging between 200 to 500 feet above sea level. Sloping generally southeasterly, the area drains into the Brazos River, which runs along the eastern border.
  • As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,718. Its county seat is Brenham, which is located is along U.S. Highway 290 seventy-two miles northwest of Houston. The county is linked to the rest of the state by U.S. Highway 290, which crosses east to west, and by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, which runs north-south. The county was created in 1835 as a municipality of Mexico and organized as a county in 1837. Washington County comprises the Brenham, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Houston-The Woodlands, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Brazos County (north)
  • Grimes County (northeast)
  • Waller County (east)
  • Austin County (south)
  • Fayette County (southwest)
  • Lee County (west)
  • Burleson County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Washington County

  • Washington is the site of a Texas Independence Day celebration in March, and an Octoberfest is held there each year. Brenham hosts a Maifest each May, and the Washington County Fair is held there in September. 
  • The Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is a historical site in Texas. The state of Texas purchased 50 acres of the old townsite in 1916 and built a replica of the building where the delegates met. The state acquired more of the site in 1976 and 1996.
  • The Star of the Republic Museum, in Washington, Texas, United States, is the only museum in the state of Texas created specifically to collect and interpret the culture and history of the Republic of Texas from 1836-1846.
  • The Texas Cotton Gin Museum keeps the legacy of cotton alive for all generations through the maintenance and preservation of the 1914 Burton Farmers Gin -- the oldest operating cotton gin in America.

Farming and Ranching in Washington County

  • The county's climate is subtropical and humid, with an average annual precipitation of forty inches. Temperatures range from an average low of 39° F in January to an average high of 96° F in July; the growing season lasts 277 days. The principle mineral resources include oil, natural gas, lignite, brick clay, salt and sulphur.
  • In 2002 the county had 2,303 farms and ranches covering 354,813 acres, 47 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 43 percent to crops, and 8 percent to woodlands. In that year local farmers and ranchers earned $36,680,000, with crop sales accounting for $29,990,000 of that total. Beef cattle, poultry, dairy products, hogs, horses, hay, corn, sorghum, cotton, small grains, and nursery crops were the chief agricultural products. More than 768,000 barrels of oil and 25,965,878 cubic feet of gas-well gas were produced in the county in 2004; by the end of that year 31,162,254 barrels of oil had been taken from county lands since 1915. 
 

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