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My name is Maggie Stewart, and I will be your host while you are here! I hope to make your visit a pleasurable one. I do not live in Brewster County, but will try my best to make this an informative and useful site, and hope that you will return often. My thanks to Ken Short the previous county host.

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County Information

Organized in 1887 and carved from Presidio Presidio County, Brewster County is the largest county in the state of Texas. Larger than the state of Connecticut, this county is situated in the Big Bend area of western Texas. The county seat is Alpine.


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picture of 1920 Alpine, Texas.

County records - marriages, probates, deeds, and district court minutes from 1887 are available; a limited number of these records have been microfilmed. Records prior to 1887 can be found in the counties which contained this area of western Texas:

1831-1866     Bexar Bexar County
1866-1875     El Paso El Paso County
1875-1887     Presidio Presidio County

Brewster County Courthouse
201 W Ave E
P.O. Box 119
Alpine, TX 79831
915-837-3366
Courthouse Picture

Click here to view the 1895 map of Brewster County.
This map modified with permission of Ray Sterner from
http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states

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