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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]


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






Local Histories


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


Brooks County Military from the TXGenWeb site




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  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).


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