Located in the east-central part of the state of Texas and a city and seat of Brazos County which are located approximately 99 miles northwest of the city of Huston. The area was formally founded in 1820 and was named after William Joel Bryan, whom the land was inherited from his uncle. The main economic activities of the area are the agriculture industry with its primary products that include dairying, cotton, and poultry. However, the area was also diversified with it being a center of manufacture of high-technology and defense-related products in the 1980s. When Texas A&M University opened, the university’s programs included a nuclear science center in the former Bryan Air Force Base. A number of buildings within the city are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Population 78,709  (19.30%)

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