Living in College Station

Introduction
College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, near the boundary area between East Texas and Central Texas. It is located in the heart of the Brazos Valley.

It is 95 mi (152 km) north of Houston, 166 mi (267 km) northeast of San Antonio and 169 mi (268 km) south of Dallas. The population estimate as of 2006 is 82,429. College Station and Bryan together make up the Bryan-College Station Metropolitan area, the sixteenth largest Metropolitan area in Texas with around 190,000 people.
View from top of Kyle Field looking north in College Station


A&M College

The City of College Station is a young municipality, with its beginnings in the founding of Texas A&M College. Texas' first state institution of higher education, the College was inaugurated in 1876.

Because of the school's isolation, school administrators provided facilities for those who were associated with the college. The campus became the focal point of community development. The area was designated "College Station, Texas" by the Postal Service in 1877. The name was derived from the train station located to the west of the campus.

A&M entrance gate

History

Growth of both the community and college influenced residents' desire to create a municipal government. The City of College Station was incorporated in 1938. The incorporation was a result of a petition, by 23 men representing on and off campus interests, to the Board of Directors of Texas A&M College. The Board of Directors had no objection to the annexation, and suggested that a belt around the campus be included in the proposed city. Citizens voted 217 to 39 on October 19, 1938 to incorporate the City of College Station. The first City Council meeting was held on February 25, 1939 in the Administration Building on the A&M campus.
 

Markers:

- Kyle Field
- George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
- Easterwood Field Airport

CLL Easterwood Field Rwy34