Brenham is a city in east-central Texas in Washington County, Texas, United States, with a population of 15,716 according to the 2010 U.S. census. It is the county seat of Washington County. Brenham is south of College Station, and about halfway between Houston and Austin approximately 70 miles Northwest of Houston. Brenham is renowned as the heart of the bluebonnet region in Central Texas. The local chamber of Commerce promotes the Bluebonnet Trails and offers free maps to guide visitors along the most scenic routes that also pass by historic sites and attractions.
As the county seat for Washington County, the county is also home of the "Birthplace of Texas," the site of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836 in the town of Washington. A TPWD State Historic Park is now located at the site. Brenham is also known for a German heritage festival that takes place each May called Maifest, similar to Volksfest. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.8 square miles (22.7 km²), all of it land.
Greyhound Bus Lines offers bus services from the Stop N'Save at 601 East Main Street. Bluebonnet Cabs offers taxi service in and around the Brenham area.
The City of Brenham is served by the Brenham Independent School District and Brenham Christian Academy. Brenham is also the home of Blinn College, the oldest county-owned junior college in Texas. Blinn also has campuses in Bryan, Schulenburg, and Sealy.