Brownwood Community

Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Brown County, Texas
Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 880
Brownwood, TX 76804
Phone: 915-646-9335

Lake Brownwood State Recreation Area offers swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, camping, nature study, trailer facilities, rest rooms, shelters, cabins, and group camp accommodations. 23 miles northwest via Texas 279 and Park Road 15. Admission.

Points of Interest

Hall of Christian Civilizaion at the Academy displays some of Douglas MacArthur's personal souvenirs. Unique study settings include Mediterranean Room flanked by replicas of Egyptian tomb statues; Magna Carta Hall replica of English castle room; replica of meeting room in Philadelphi'as Independence Hall. Tours Monday—Saturday while school is in session. Call 915-646-2502. Austin Avenue (FM 2524) at Coggin Street.

Brown County Museum of History, 200 block of North Broadway near courthouse, contains seven rooms of exhibits in old jail. Open Wednesday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Camp Bowie Memorial Park, honors men of the 36th Infantry Division ("T-Patch"). Features vintage military equipment, cannon, armor. Located at intersection of Burnett Drive and Travis Road.

Annual Events

March: Rattlesnake Round-up and Jaycees Lone Star Fair
July: Brown County Rodeo
September: Pecan Valley Arts Festival, Heart of Texas Shrine Club Circus


Best Western, 401 E. Commerce, 915-646-3511
Gold Key Inn, 515 E. Commerce, 800-646-2551
Post Oak Inn, 800-785-7740
The Troxler House B&B, 915-646-0889


Catfish Heaven, 409 E. Commerce, 915-643-5356
Gomez, 716 W.Commerce, 915-646-9921
The Section Hand Steakhouse, Brady Hwy 377 S., 915-643-1581
Sopalillas, 919 North Bisk, 915-646-9698
Underwood's Cafeteria, 402 W. Commerce, 915-646-9503

Specialty Shopping

Antique Mall, 114 Early Blvd., 915-643-5562
Mary's Antiques, 1101 Early Blvd., 915-646-9503

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