Brownwood: Brown County Museum of History

In the early 1900s, cotton was king, and Brownwood was the major cotton-buying center west of Fort Worth. The economy burgeoned in the 1920s during an oil boom and again during World War II with the construction of Camp Bowie, a vast military training installation. The Brown County Museum of History interprets these and other aspects of local history in a fortress-like Romanesque Revival jail built in 1902.

Brown County Historical Museum

  • Hours: Thursday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Admission: $3
  • 209 N. Broadway, Brownwood, TX
  • 325-641-1926
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