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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Brewster County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Brewster County''  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
County Clerk<br>Berta Rios Martinez<br>P.O. Box 119<br>Alpine, TX 79831<br>(432) 837-3366<br>FAX: (432) 837-6217<br>[http://brewstercountytx.com/ Brewster County Government Website]
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[http://brewstercountytx.com/ Brewster County Courthouse]<br> 201 W Ave East<br> Alpine, TX 79830<br> Phone: 915.837.3366&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, probate, military, and court records from 1900, <br>marriage records from 1887, death records from 1903 and land records<br> from 1800: District Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brewster County, Texas. Page 659 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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The addition to Brewster county in 1897 of two proposed new counties made Brewster County the largest in Texas in terms of land area.
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South Carolina, where he studied and began the practice of law. In 1849 he was appointed attorney general by Governor George T. Wood.<br>
  
'''1887--'''Brewster County was 2 February 1887 from [[Presidio County, Texas|Presidio]] County. '''County seat:''' Alpine <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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The county was named for Henry P. Brewster, (1816-1884). Henry Percy (Persy) Brewster, lawyer and personal secretary of Sam Houston, was born on November 22, 1816, in the Laurens District, South Carolina, where he studied and began the practice of law. In 1849 he was appointed attorney general by Governor George T. Wood.<br>  
 
  
 
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
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*Alpine Public Library<br>203 N 7th St<br>Alpine, TX 79830<br>Phone: (432) 837-2621<br>[http://www.alpinepubliclibrary.org/ Website]
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*Alpine Public Library<br>203 N 7th St<br>Alpine, TX 79830<br>Phone: (432) 837-2621<br>[http://www.alpinepubliclibrary.org/ Website]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbcgs/index.html Big Bend Genealogical Society], Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbcgs/index.html Big Bend Genealogical Society], Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties  
 
*[http://www.sulross.edu/museum/ Museum of the Big Bend], Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas  
 
*[http://www.sulross.edu/museum/ Museum of the Big Bend], Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas  
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Brewster County; 201 W Ave E; Alpine, TX 79830; Ph. 915.837.3366 Details: (Co Clk has b, pro, mil &amp; ct rec from 1900, m rec from 1887, d rec from 1903 &amp; land rec from 1800: Dis Ct has div rec)
  
 
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Revision as of 01:28, 2 January 2013

United States go to Texas go to Counties B go to Brewster County


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Online Records


County Courthouse

Brewster County Courthouse
201 W Ave East
Alpine, TX 79830
Phone: 915.837.3366 

County Clerk has birth, probate, military, and court records from 1900,
marriage records from 1887, death records from 1903 and land records
from 1800: District Court has divorce records[1]



South Carolina, where he studied and began the practice of law. In 1849 he was appointed attorney general by Governor George T. Wood.


Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Alpine | Lajitas | Marathon | Terlingua

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Mirages, Mysteries and Reality: Brewster County, Texas, the Big Bend of the Rio Grande, 1972, by Clifford B. Casey.
  • A Most Singular Country: A History of Occupation in the Big Bend, 1990, by Arthur R. Gomez.
  • Brewster County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps


Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites

  • Brewster County Texas Old Photos Old photographs and postcards of people and places in Alpine and other parts of Brewster County.
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brewster County, Texas. Page 659 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
 

Brewster County; 201 W Ave E; Alpine, TX 79830; Ph. 915.837.3366 Details: (Co Clk has b, pro, mil & ct rec from 1900, m rec from 1887, d rec from 1903 & land rec from 1800: Dis Ct has div rec)