Some of the early maps show the street as Bryant Street, but maps of early land ownership support the present spelling.
Samuel Bryan arrived in Launceston in 1822, received a grant of 1,000 acres at the Nile, and built a fine home and established the Glenore and Cluan properties in the Hagley district, they together became heavily involved in several commercial and shipping ventures in Launceston, often is association with the Henty family – an association further strengthened when Samuel married Thomas Henty’s only daughter, Jane. Samuel Bryan probably had a good deal to do with Governor Arthur’s recall.
Bryan Street is one of the best known streets in Invermay and runs between Invermay Road and Heritage Forest. The local landmarks include “Snowballs Bakery” building on the corner of South and Bryan Streets built around 1910. Most Bryan Street homes were built between 1900 and 1920.