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College Station (Brazos County)

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A site on the Houston and Texas Central Railway was chosen in 1871 for Texas A&M College, taking its “College Station” name from the train stop. The area north of the campus grew as a commercial district that was linked with Bryan by an electric interurban railway in 1910. The community grew along with the expansion of the college, and was incorporated in 1938. In 1939, faculty who had previously been housed on campus were evicted, increasing the need for housing in the town. From a population of only 391 in 1900, College Station had grown to nearly 70,000 by 2000.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.

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