The Birthplace of Texas GeoTour is getting a revamp! Stay tuned for a new tour in January 2018. Halfway between Houston and Austin, Washington County is proudly known as the Birthplace of Texas. Filled with history, wildflowers, rolling hills & ice cream, the Birthplace of Texas GeoTour will take you on an adventure through five towns & 80+ miles of beauty. With delicious dining & relaxing lodging, Washington County is a great place to reconnect with those you love, doing the things you love.