Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Where in Brazos County? April Contest Winner

On April 19, 2012, the Brazos Heritage Society posted its second monthly photo contest on Heritage Brazos, where readers of this electronic newsletter were asked to identify a building and its location in Brazos County.  The announcement for this particular contest may be viewed at the following link:

The winner of the April 2012 “Where in Brazos County?” photo contest is Warren Hohertz – a master at the barbecue pit and a mean piano player – who successful identified the building appearing in the photograph as the Union Baptist Church, located on FM 974 near Edge.

According to The Handbook of Texas Online,

Union is a small rural community on Farm Road 974 about fourteen miles northeast of Bryan in northern Brazos County.  This settlement probably began by the early 1900s. County highway maps in the 1930s showed a church, school, and scattered dwellings in the area.  Though Union still appeared on maps in the late twentieth century no population statistics were available.  [Laurie E. Jasinski, “UNION, TX (BRAZOS COUNTY),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed April 22, 2012.  Published by the Texas State Historical Association].

Congratulations, Warren.  Arrangements will be made for you to accept your prize.

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