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Brenham is located in the lower east-central portion of the state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15, 716 residents. The city of Brenham sits about halfway between Houston and Austin (approximately 70 miles northwest of Houston. Brenham is in the heart of "The Bluebonnet Region" of Central Texas. There are many scenic trails where you can not only take advantage of seeing the beautiful bluebonnets, but also pass by historic sites and other attractions along the way. The city of Brenham also serves as the seat for Washington County, which is known as the "Birthplace of Texas," because the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed on March 2, 1836 in the nearby town of Washington. A historic park is now located at the site. Other attractions in Brenham is the Brenham Heritage Museum, located downtown in what was once the U.S. post office for the city. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and exhibits in the museum focus mainly on the local culture and history. Brenham has a strong German heritage and a festival each May called Maifest plays tribute to their culture. One other thing the city of Brenham is known for is being the headquarters for Blue Bell Creameries, makers of an ice cream brand that is the third best-selling ice cream in the United States.

Surrounding areas: Bellville, Texas (17.2 mi), Round Top, Texas (19.2 mi), Hempstead, Texas (19.7 mi), Cat Spring, Texas (22.6 mi), College Station, Texas (32.1 mi), La Grange, Texas (33.9 mi), Bryan, Texas (35.1 mi)

Brenham Vacation Rentals

Brenham Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Inn Of Brenham1503 Hwy 290 EastBrenham, TX (979) 251-7791
Comfort Suites2350 S Day StBrenham, TX (979) 421-8100
Econo Lodge2217 S Market StBrenham, TX (979) 836-1300
Holiday Inn Express555 Hwy 290 EBrenham, TX (979) 836-4590
Super 8 - Somerville151 Ave B SSomerville, TX14.6 mi.(979) 596-3884
Best Value Inn & Suites9484 Hwy 6Navasota, TX24.0 mi.(936) 825-8000
Best Western Inn Of Navasota8965 Hwy 6Navasota, TX24.0 mi.(936) 870-4100
Super 8 Navasota9460 Hwy 6Navasota, TX24.0 mi.(936) 825-7775

Brenham Weather & Climate

East-central Texas,  where the upper Gulf Coast Region meets the Southern Lakes Region, the climate is mostly humid subtropical. Summers are hot and humid, and inters are mild and relatively dry. Snowfall is rare, but ice storms occur about once every two years or so. On average, east-central Texas receives 33 inches of rain per year, mostly in the spring and fall. Severe thunderstorms are also possible in the springtime. Tornadoes are a threat, especially in the springtime. Bright sunshine prevails most of the time. Summer highs exceed 100 degrees F. on an average of 18 days per year and exceed 90 degrees F. on 116 days per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 61°F 39°F 3.41 in. -
February 66°F 42°F 2.78 in. -
March 73°F 49°F 2.93 in. -
April 80°F 56°F 3.39 in. -
May 86°F 64°F 5.14 in. -
June 92°F 71°F 4.66 in. -
July 96°F 73°F 1.93 in. -
August 96°F 72°F 3.14 in. -
September 91°F 67°F 4.83 in. -
October 82°F 58°F 4.48 in. -
November 71°F 48°F 4.17 in. -
December 63°F 41°F 3.29 in. -

Brenham Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Easterwood Field (CLL) located about 29 miles north of Brenham in College Station, Texas, the David Wayne Hooks Memorial airport (DWH) located approximately 51 miles east of Brenham in Houston, Texas, the Sugar Land Regional airport (SGR) located roughly 58 miles southeast of Brenham in Houston, Texas, and finally the George Bush Intcntl Houston airport (IAH) located around 64 miles east of Brenham in Houston, Texas.

Brenham Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags AstroWorldHoustonTX67.9 mi.
Water Parks
SplashTown WaterparkSpringTX58.9 mi.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX108.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Bellville Golf & Recreation ClubBellvilleTX17.4 mi.
Lake Park Golf CourseLewisvilleTX18.7 mi.
Fox Creek Golf ClubHempsteadTX20.3 mi.
Legendary Oaks Golf CourseHempsteadTX20.3 mi.
Bluebonnet CountryNavasotaTX24.0 mi.
Navasota Municipal Golf CourseNavasotaTX24.0 mi.
Waller Country ClubWallerTX29.7 mi.
State Parks
Baylor University State ParkTX10.3 mi. 
Birch Creek State ParkTX16.6 mi. 
Nails Creek State ParkTX17.5 mi. 
Washington State ParkTX18.2 mi. 
Stephen F Austin State ParkTX30.4 mi. 
Monument Hill State ParkTX34.5 mi. 
Star of the Republic MuseumWashingtonTX18.1 mi.(History)
Texas A&M Athletic Sports MuseumCollege StationTX32.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Woodlands Science and Art CenterThe WoodlandsTX54.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Fort Bend Museum AssociationRichmondTX55.6 mi.(History)
George Ranch Historical ParkRichmondTX55.6 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Houston Zoological GardensHoustonTX67.9 mi.
The Texas ZooVictoriaTX100.9 mi.
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX105.3 mi.
Rainforest at Moody GardensGalvestonTX113.1 mi.

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