Brooks County, Texas

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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrooks/cemetery/cemeteries.html Brooks County Cemeteries] from the Brooks County TXGenWeb site  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrooks/cemetery/cemeteries.html Brooks County Cemeteries] from the Brooks County TXGenWeb site  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txarche2/ Cemeteries of Brooks County ]- USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103000 Longoria Cemetery, Encino] BillionGraves  
 
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103436 Pedro Garza Zamora Cemetery, Falfurrias (Airport Road Addition)] BillionGraves. East of Falfurrias on SH-285.
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103436 Pedro Garza Zamora Cemetery, Falfurrias (Airport Road Addition)] BillionGraves. East of Falfurrias on SH-285.  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2543 FindAGrave] Brooks County Cemeteries - transcriptions and photographs
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Brooks County Courthouse
PO Box 427
Falfurrias, TX 78355
Phone: 361.325.3053 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate
and court records from 1911[1]

History

Mexican colonists settled the area before 1883. The first Ango- Americans arrived in 1883.

Parent County

1911--Brooks County was created 11 March 1911 from Starr, Zapata, and Hidalgo Counties. County seat: Falfurrias [2]

The county was named for John Brooks, who worked to establish the county. State Representative John Abijah Brooks, succeeded in having Brooks County separated from Starr County, with Falfurrias as the county seat. The initial plans were to name the new county Falfurrias County, but in the end it was decided to name it Brooks in honor of John Brooks, who worked diligently for its formation.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Falfurris | Los Olmos |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site

Military

Brooks County Military from the TXGenWeb site

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brooks County, Texas. Page 659 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).