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Briscoe County Texas

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 Trailway.


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Website Updates:
Jul 2016: Obits: WOFFORD - Submitted by Danielle Swiney
May 2016: County Records: 1916 County Officers
Feb 2016: World War 1 Honor Roll
Nov 2015: 1888 County Officers; World War I Draft Registration Cards: ADAMS, AGUILAR, ALEXANDER, ALLARD, ALLEN, AMASON
Aug 2015: 1910 Births
May 2015: News: Newspapers of Briscoe County
Feb 2015: Marriage News: JASPER, CRAWFORD; Death News: REID, CHRISTIAN, WITHERSPOON, FARRIS; Community News:  Silverton to celebrate Old Settler's Reunion, Scientists Seek Skeletons, PENCE wins scholarship; Gossip and visiting News; AWALT, SIMMONS, SMITHEE, Sick List News: BELLAH

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