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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


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

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

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.

Family History Library Catalog


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