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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] &gt;'' Brooks County''<br>''
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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] &gt;'' Brooks County''<br>''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1911--'''Brooks County was created 11 March 1911 from [[Starr County, Texas|Starr]], [[Zapata County, Texas|Zapata]], and [[Hidalgo County, Texas|Hidalgo<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229119243828_976"></span>]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Falfurrias <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1911--'''Brooks County was created 11 March 1911 from [[Starr County, Texas|Starr]], [[Zapata County, Texas|Zapata]], and [[Hidalgo County, Texas|Hidalgo<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229119243828_976" />]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Falfurrias <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for John Brooks, who worked to establish the county. State Representative John Abijah Brooks, succeeded in having Brooks County separated from Starr County, with Falfurrias as the county seat. The initial plans were to name the new county Falfurrias County, but in the end it was decided to name it Brooks in honor of John Brooks, who worked diligently for its formation. <br>
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The county was named for John Brooks, who worked to establish the county. State Representative John Abijah Brooks, succeeded in having Brooks County separated from Starr County, with Falfurrias as the county seat. The initial plans were to name the new county Falfurrias County, but in the end it was decided to name it Brooks in honor of John Brooks, who worked diligently for its formation. <br>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Towns and Cities: | '''Falfurris | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=1083335&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brooks%2C+Los+Olmos&columns=*,0,0 Los Olmos] |
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'''Towns and Cities: | '''Falfurris | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=1083335&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brooks%2C+Los+Olmos&columns=*,0,0 Los Olmos] |  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Duval_County,_Texas|Duval]]
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*[[Duval County, Texas|Duval]]  
*[[Hidalgo_County,_Texas|Hidalgo]]
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*[[Hidalgo County, Texas|Hidalgo]]  
*[[Jim_Hogg_County,_Texas|Jim Hogg]]
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*[[Jim Hogg County, Texas|Jim Hogg]]  
*[[Jim_Wells_County,_Texas|Jim Wells]]
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*[[Jim Wells County, Texas|Jim Wells]]  
*[[Kenedy_County,_Texas|Kenedy]]
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*[[Kenedy County, Texas|Kenedy]]  
*[[Kleberg_County,_Texas|Kleberg]]
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*[[Kleberg County, Texas|Kleberg]]  
*[[Starr_County,_Texas|Starr]]
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*[[Starr County, Texas|Starr]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/ TEXAS Genweb project]
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/ TEXAS Genweb project]  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193228&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brooks&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193228&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brooks&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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[[Category:Brooks_County,_Texas]]
 
[[Category:Brooks_County,_Texas]]

Revision as of 22:27, 25 August 2010

Template:Texas-stubUnited States  > Texas > Counties B > Brooks County

County Courthouse

History

Mexican colonists settled the area before 1883. The first Ango- Americans arrived in 1883.

Parent County

1911--Brooks County was created 11 March 1911 from Starr, Zapata, and Hidalgo Counties. County seat: Falfurrias [1]

The county was named for John Brooks, who worked to establish the county. State Representative John Abijah Brooks, succeeded in having Brooks County separated from Starr County, with Falfurrias as the county seat. The initial plans were to name the new county Falfurrias County, but in the end it was decided to name it Brooks in honor of John Brooks, who worked diligently for its formation.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Falfurris | Los Olmos |

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

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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