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Andrew Briscoe was a American pioneer who fought in the Texas
Revolution against Mexican authority. Andrew was born in Claiborne
County, Mississippi and emigrated to Anahuac, Texas, where he opened
a store. He fought with the Texas army during the revolution, and
signed the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836.
The town of Quitaque began in 1890 as a stage stop. Merchants and
other businessman also trickled in; in 1891 Thomas J. Braidfoot laid
out of townsite of Silverton and led the movement for the
organization of the county. By the spring of 1892 enough settlers
had arrived to bring Braidfoot's plan to fruition. A petition was
circulated, and on March 15, 1892, the electorate officially
organized the county and chose Silverton as its seat.
Briscoe County in the home of Caprock Canyon State Park and
Cities, Towns and Populated Areas
* Quitaque * Silverton