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Brooks County Texas
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 Revolution 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. Its county seat is Falfurrias. The county is named for James Abijah Brooks, a Texas Ranger and legislator.Photo by 25or6to4 CC BY-SA 4.0BROOKS COUNTY COURTHOUSE
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Feb 2018: Visiting News: MILLER, PATE, SMITH, PETERSON, HENRY, GLOVER, DENMANN, DEVINE, HOLBROOK, TAYLORJun 2017: Community News: New Town of FalfurriasSept 2016: Visiting News: PASCHAL, TANKERSLEY, CLEVELAND, ALLEN, HOBBS, JOHNSON, MCINTYRE, YAEGARJun 2016: County Records: 1916 County OfficersMar 2016: World War 1 Honor Roll
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