Washington County

By Jahnavi Pathan


Washington County is in southeast Texas and was founded on March 17, 1836 from a Texas Municipality. The county is named after George Washington, the first president of the United States. Washington County is a county known for the Convention of 1836 where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. The county has a total area of 621 square miles of which 609 square miles is land and 12 square miles is water.

Points of Interest

1) Brenham, TX is a great place to visit since it is considered "The Birth Place of Texas." In that city a good place to visit is The Brenham Heritage Museum. It is a great place to learn about the history of Washington County, TX along with the city of Brenham.

2) Another great palace to visit in Washington County, TX is Chappell Hill Lavender Farm. It sounds like a place where the whole family would enjoy. During the cutting season people can walk through the rows and cut our own fresh lavender!