The county of Washington, located in the south-central region of the Texas state, was established in 1836 and organized in 1837. It was named after George Washington, the first president of the United States. This county has been economically dependent on its farming, ranching, oil, manufacturing, government services, and tourism industries. It also features some of the most popular historical and recreational sites such as the Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site and the Star of Republic Museum. Its county seat is home to Blue Bell Creamery and the Blinn College. This county is also home to many celebrations such as the Bluebonnet Festival, Maifest, and Scarecrow Festival. Furthermore, a wide variety of food selections from local to international cuisines are being served in this county.