About This Place
Bremond is a city in Robertson County, Texas, United States. The population was 876 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area.
Bremond is named for Paul Bremond, entrepreneur and founder of the Houston, East and West Texas Railroad 1875, who owned the surrounding land. Bremond was killed in the ?. Years later, the new owner, cotton baron William Marsh Rice, whose first wife was Bremond's daughter, Margaret, had the town surveyed and named after Bremond. The town was incorporated in 1870. In the 1870s a large number of Polish immigrants came to the area to grow cotton.
In 1878, local resident Francis Marion Wootan discovered that the local water had a high mineral content. Following a popular trend at the time, Wootan began bottling the water and marketing it for its curing properties. Wootan Wells soon became a popular resort community, with four hotels and hundreds of support staff. (See also Mineral Wells, Texas)