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Brooks County

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.



Cities, Towns and Populated Areas

*  Airport Road Addition  * Cantu Addition * Encino * Falfurrias * Flowella *

 


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Brooks County Online Data

 

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Census

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles and Records

Marriage Records

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School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Sept 2014: 1914 County Description;
Crime News: Land Syndicate arrests

 


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