10 Interesting Facts About Brownsville

Facts About Brownsville

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Facts About Brownsville

  • The city was founded in 1848 by American entrepreneur Charles Stillman after he developed a successful riverboat company nearby. It was named for Fort Brown, itself named after Major Jacob Brown
  • Brownsville is a city in Cameron County in the U.S. state of Texas.
  • The city is known for its year-round subtropical climate, deep-water seaport, and Hispanic culture.
  • The city has a total area of 84.867 sq mi, of which 81.528 sq mi is land and 3.339 sq mi is water.
  • Brownsville has two Sister cities Barranquilla, Colombia & Heroica Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
  • Brownsville has 37 parks connected by a 1,200-acre system of parkland and 32 mi of bike lanes.
  • The estimated population of Brownsville is 182,271, as of 2019.
  • The city has an average temperature of 74 degrees and an average rainfall of 25.55 inches.
  • The hottest temperature on record in Brownsville occurred on March 27, 1984, when the city reached 106 °F (41 °C).
  • The state originally incorporated the city on January 24, 1850. This was repealed on April 1, 1852, however, The state reincorporated the city on February 7, 1853.
Facts About Brownsville
Facts About Brownsville
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