Carmine is located at the northern end of Fayette County and it is bordered to the northeast by Washington County. U.S. Route 290, a four-lane divided highway, passes through the center of Carmine, leading east 18 miles to Brenham and west 15 miles to Giddings. Houston is 91 miles to the east on US 290, and Austin is 70 miles to the west.





Fayette County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (FCOEM) provides for the safety of Fayette County residents through emergency preparedness, response and recovery. FCOEM serves as the coordinating point for disaster preparedness, mitigation, as well as response and recovery capabilities for Fayette County, in cooperation with the County’s various municipal governments, Emergency Medical Services, ten (10) Volunteer Fire Departments and nonprofit and volunteer first response organizations.

Fayette County uses Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) Regional Notification System to notify residents about specific emergencies. To receive the notification system’s messages by phone, email and text, cell phone users should register at If you have a landline, you are automatically registered. Countywide major emergency information is posted at or, and on Facebook, and These agencies do not monitor social media post 24/7.

If you require emergency assistance, call 911. Do not post emergency requests or send emergency messages to County social media accounts.

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