Bremond, Texas

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Bremond is a city in Robertson County, Texas, United States. The population was 876 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area.

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History

Bremond is named for Paul Bremond, entrepreneur and founder of the Houston, East and West Texas Railroad 1875, who owned the surrounding land. Bremond was killed in the ?. Years later, the new owner, cotton baron William Marsh Rice, whose first wife was Bremond's daughter, Margaret, had the town surveyed and named after Bremond. The town was incorporated in 1870. In the 1870s a large number of Polish immigrants came to the area to grow cotton.

In 1878, local resident Francis Marion Wootan discovered that the local water had a high mineral content. Following a popular trend at the time, Wootan began bottling the water and marketing it for its curing properties. Wootan Wells soon became a popular resort community, with four hotels and hundreds of support staff. (See also Mineral Wells, Texas)

In 1916, fire devastated the community, dealing a heavy blow to Wootan Wells also. Flooding and drought also contributed to the decline of the town, and in 1921 another fire shut down Wootan Wells permanently.

Geography

Bremond is located at 31°9′58″N 96°40′34″W / 31.16611°N 96.67611°W / 31.16611; -96.67611 (31.166205, -96.676070)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 876 people, 359 households, and 230 families residing in the city. The population density was 966.7 people per square mile (371.7/km²). There were 466 housing units at an average density of 514.2/sq mi (197.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.65% White, 14.61% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 1.48% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.11% of the population.

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