Brewster County, Texas Genealogy

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County Courthouse

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, Marathon, and Terlingua.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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