Place:Brewster, Texas, United States

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Brewster County is a county located in western part of the US state of Texas, along the Mexican border. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,232. Its county seat and only city is Alpine. It is one of the nine counties that comprise the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas and is also the largest county in Texas.

Brewster County is named for Colonel Henry Percy Brewster, a Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas. During the American Civil War, Brewster served on the staffs of the two highest ranking Texans in the Confederate Army, General Albert S. Johnston and General John B. Hood.

The county is the largest in the state, over three times the size of the state of Delaware, and more than bigger than Connecticut.

Oilman, geologist, and historian Clayton Wheat Williams, Sr., operated a ranch near Alpine in Brewster County though his residence was in Fort Stockton.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1887 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1890 710
1900 2,356
1910 5,220
1920 4,822
1930 6,624
1940 6,478
1950 7,309
1960 6,434
1970 7,780
1980 7,573
1990 8,681

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