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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
District &amp; County Clerk<br>Bena Hester<br>P.O. Box 555, Silverton 79257<br>(806) 823-2134<br>FAX: (806) 823-2076<br>
Brisco County Courthouse<br>415 Main Street<br>P.O. Box 555<br> Silverton, Tx&nbsp;79257<br>Phone: 806-823-2134<br>&nbsp;
Briscoe County; 415 Main; PO Box 375; Silverton, TX 79257; Ph. 806.823.2134 Details: (Co Clk has b &amp; land rec from 1887, m, d, pro &amp; mil rec from 1900 &amp; ct rec from 1945; Dis Ct has div rec)
County Clerk has birth and land records&nbsp;from 1887, <br>marriage, death, probate and military records from 1900<br>and court records from 1945; District Court has divorce records
== History  ==
== History  ==

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Briscoe County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Briscoe County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Silverton

County Courthouse

Brisco County Courthouse
415 Main Street
P.O. Box 555
Silverton, Tx 79257
Phone: 806-823-2134

County Clerk has birth and land records from 1887,
marriage, death, probate and military records from 1900
and court records from 1945; District Court has divorce records


Parent County

1876--Briscoe County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Silverton [1]

The county was named for Andrew Briscoe (1810-1849). Andrew Briscoe, merchant, patriot, judge, and railroad promoter, was born on November 25, 1810, on the plantation of his father, Parmenas Briscoe, in Claiborne County, Mississippi. He made several trips on horseback between Mississippi and Texas before settling in Texas, where he registered in 1833 as a citizen of Coahuila and Texas.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Quitaque | Silverton

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors



  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors





Vital Records

Societies and Libraries


Caprock Public Library
104 N 1st St
Quitaque, TX 79255
Phone: (806) 455-1225

Family History Centers


Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).