Brownsville and Cameron County

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650 Ruben M Torres Boulevard, Brownsville, TX, USA

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Brownsville and Cameron County Feb 11, 2017
Brownsville is a fast growing city of about 180,000 (up 29% since 2000) located at the intersection/southeastern end of US Highways 77, 83 and 281 in Cameron County in the South Texas Plains section of Southern Texas. Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County. Brownsville is the southernmost city in Texas and is considered the second most important city, historically, in the state. Brownsville is just across the border from Matamoros, Mexico. Brownsville was established in 1846, after General Zachary Taylor established Fort Texas here to bolster the United States' claim of the Rio Grande as the border between the two countries. The fort was later renamed Fort Brown after Major Jacob Brown, the commander of the fort when it was attacked in 1846 and one of the two casualties of the attack. The Mexican War 1846 to 1848 started here. Today the city is a vibrant city with a foot planted firmly in each culture. Cameron County was named for Ewen Cameron a Captain shot during the Mier Expedition. Brownsville has a nice visitors center where you can begin your visit and arm yourself with maps, brochures, and a plan to maximize your enjoyment of the town.
Brownsville Welcome Center
Cameron County Courthouse
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