Introduction to Bryan, Texas
Bryan, Texas, in Brazos county, is 86 miles E of Austin, Texas. The city is part of the Bryan- College Station metropolitan statistical area. About 65,660 people people live in Bryan.
The surrounding area of Bryan was a part of a Spanish land grant to Moses Austin. Moses Austin's son, Stephen F. Austin, initiated settlement in the region by bringing settlers to this area. The present day city of Bryan was originally founded in the year 1821. It expanded quickly when the Houston and Texas Central Railroad arrived in 1860. The city of Bryan was incorporated in 1871.
Bryan and nearby Attractions
- Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
- Travis Park
- Haswell Memorial Park
- Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley
- Carnegie Center of Brazos Valley History
- Bronco Stadium
Things To Do In Bryan
There are many parks in the city where visitors can participate in a variety of physical activities. The Ridgecrest Shopping Center and the Townshire Shopping Center are popular local shopping spots.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Bryan Higher Education
The colleges that offer higher education to residents of the city are Texas A & M University and Blinn College.