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Because of its isolation most of the families receiving grants settled along the Rio Grande rather than in the Brooks County area and only sporadically brought their cattle to the region.

Between the Texas Revolutionqv and the end of the Mexican War, Brooks County lay in the disputed territory between the Rio Grande and the Nueces River. During these conflicts many of the original grantees fled to Mexico, and much of the area was occupied only by wandering vaqueros. Gradually, with the cessation of hostilities, some families returned, but frequent droughts and lack of transportation discouraged permanent settlement.

After Texas independence the area was made part of San Patricio County. In 1846 San Patricio County was divided to form Nueces County, which in 1848 was divided to form Cameron, Webb, and Starr counties; from the latter two counties Brooks County was later formed.

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Dec 2011: WWII Army & Army Air Force Casualties
Dec 2009: List of Cemeteries
Jan 2009: Deaths, 1917-1920

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Surrounding Counties

Jim Wells County (north)
Kleberg County (northeast)
Kenedy County (east)
Hidalgo County (south)
Starr County (southwest)
Jim Hogg County (west)
Duval County (northwest)

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