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BREWSTER COUNTY, TEXAS

29° 48' 42.66" N, 103° 15' 6.12" W (29.81185, -103.2517)

Population: 9,232 (2010)
Total area: 6,192 square miles (16,040 km2)
6,184 square miles (16,020 km2) land
8.5 square miles (22 km2) (0.1%) water

Brewster County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Brewster County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Pecos County N) Terrell County (NE) Presidio County (W) Jeff Davis County (NW) Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico (SW) Acuņa, Coahuila, Mexico (SE) Ocampo, Coahuila, Mexico (S)

    Brewster County History

    (Historical Marker - on US 90, 8.1 miles East of Alpine)

    BREWSTER COUNTY

    Formed from Presidio County.
    Created February 2, 1887.
    In 1897 the territory of Buchel and Foley counties was added to Brewster.
    Named for Henry Percy Brewster 1816-1884 soldier and statesman, a hero of San Jacinto.
    Murphyville county seat, 1887, name changed to Alpine, 1889.
    Largest county in area in the state.
    1936

    Brewster County Courthouse
    TX - Brewster County Courthouse
    Brewster County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson

    Brewster County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Alpine
    Book Hotel Here - Alpine Hotels
  • Alpine County seat
  • Boquillas ghost town
  • Castolon ghost town
  • Lajitas ghost town
  • Lindsey City ghost town
  • Marathon
  • Mariscal Mine ghost town
  • Study Butte ghost town
  • Terlingua ghost town
  • Tesnus ghost town

  • Brewster County Vintage Maps
    TX Brewster County 1907 postal map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Brewster County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Brewster County 1920s map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Brewster County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Brewster County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Brewster County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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