Place:Washington, Texas, United States

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NameWashington
Alt namesWashingtonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates30.233°N 96.4°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1836 - )
See alsoLee, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Washington County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,718. Its county seat is Brenham. The county is named for George Washington, the first president of the United States.

The Brenham Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Washington County.

Washington County is notable for being the location of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence during the Convention of 1836.

In 2013, the syndicated television series, Texas Country Reporter, hosted by Bob Phillips, declared the highways between Brenham and Chappel Hill as the No. 2 site for the viewing of wildflowers within Texas. The first ranking went to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1832 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 5,983
1860 15,215
1870 23,104
1880 27,565
1890 29,161
1900 32,931
1910 25,561
1920 26,624
1930 25,394
1940 25,387
1950 20,542
1960 19,145
1970 18,842
1980 21,998
1990 26,154

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