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BROOKS COUNTY, TEXAS

27 2' 24" N, 98 12' 36" W (27.04, -98.21)

Brooks County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Brooks County TX

    Contiguous Counties:
    Jim Wells County (N) Kleberg County (NE) Kenedy County (E) Hidalgo County (S) Starr County (SW) Jim Hogg County (W) Duval County (NW)



    Brooks County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    Brooks County
    Formed from Hidalgo, Starr and Zapata counties,
    created March 11, 1911;
    organized September 2, 1911.
    Named in honor of James Abijah Brooks,
    Captain of Texas Rangers, 1882-1906,
    member of Texas Legislature,
    County Judge, Brooks County since 1911;
    Falfurrias, the County Seat.

    Brooks County Courthouse
    Brooks County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson




    Brooks 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 - Falfurrias
    Book Hotel Here - Falfurrias Hotels

  • Encino
  • Falfurrias County seat
  • Flowella



  • Brooks County Vintage Maps

    TX BrooksCounty 1907 Postal Map
    1907 postal map showing future Brooks County area
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office


    TX Brooks County 1920s Map
    Brooks County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office


    TX Brooks County 1940s Map
    Brooks County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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