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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Brewster County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]] Brewster County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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'''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>  
 
'''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>  
  
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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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.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
  
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==== Church  ====
 
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*''Mirages, Mysteries and Reality: Brewster County, Texas, the Big Bend of the Rio Grande,'' 1972, by Clifford B. Casey.  
 
*''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.<br>
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*''A Most Singular Country: A History of Occupation in the Big Bend,'' 1990, by Arthur R. Gomez.<br>  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb14 Brewster County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb14 Brewster County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
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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
 
*[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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==== Military  ====
 
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org//txbrewster/vitals.htm Vital Records of Brewster County] ~ Marriage Records 1966-2002, Death Records 1910-2008, Divorce Records 1968-1996, Births 1904-1934  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org//txbrewster/vitals.htm Vital Records of Brewster County] ~ Marriage Records 1966-2002, Death Records 1910-2008, Divorce Records 1968-1996, Births 1904-1934  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&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>
 
*Alpine Public Library<br>203 N 7th St<br>Alpine, TX 79830<br>Phone: (432) 837-2621<br>
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
<br>[http://www.alpinepubliclibrary.org/ Website]<br>
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*[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  
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*[http://www.brewstercountyhistory.org/ Brewster County Historical Commission]
 
*[http://www.brewstercountyhistory.org/ Brewster County Historical Commission]
  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  
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== References  ==
 
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Brewster County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Brewster County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 2, 1887
County Seat Alpine
Courthouse




County Courthouse

County Clerk
Berta Rios Martinez
P.O. Box 119
Alpine, TX 79831
(432) 837-3366
FAX: (432) 837-6217
Brewster County Government Website

History

The addition to Brewster county in 1897 of two proposed new counties made Brewster County the largest in Texas in terms of land area.

Parent County

1887--Brewster County was 2 February 1887 from Presidio County. County seat: Alpine [1]

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.

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

  • Alpine Public Library
    203 N 7th St
    Alpine, TX 79830
    Phone: (432) 837-2621

Family History Centers


Website


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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).