Brewster County, Texas Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 22:01, 4 December 2010 by Evancol (talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
United States  > Texas > Counties B > Brewster County
Adopt-a-wiki page
Hiddenancestorslogo.JPG This page adopted by:
Hidden Ancestors
who welcome you to contribute.
Adopt a page today

Brewster County, Texas
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.
Founded February 2, 1887
County Seat Alpine

County Courthouse


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 | Terlingua.

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors


Historical Maps  ~  From the Republic to the Turn of the Century  ~  Hidden Ancestors

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


  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors





Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

    • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

  • 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.


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