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Brewster County, Texas Facts

Brewster County

When was Brewster County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on Febuary 2, 1887 from Presidio County. This county was named for Henry Percy Brewster (1816–1884), a secretary of war for the Republic of Texas and soldier in the Civil War.

What is the County Seat of Brewster County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Alpine also, the county government website is brewstercountytx.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Brewster County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Pecos County (north), Terrell County (northeast), Presidio County (west), Jeff Davis County (northwest), Mexican state of Chihuahua (east and south).

What cities and towns are in Brewster County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Alpine.


Brewster County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Brewster County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Brewster County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Brewster County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.


Brewster County, TX Census Records

What Brewster County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Brewster County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Brewster Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.


Brewster County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Brewster County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Brewster County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Brewster County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Brewster County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 119, Alpine 79831
  • Brewster County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (432) 837-3366
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1887
    • Land Records: 1887
    • Probate Records: 1887
    • Court Records: 1887
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Brewster County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Brewster County, TX?
A list of Brewster County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Brewster County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Brewster County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Brewster County.

Brewster Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Brewster Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Brewster Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Brewster Co. TX General and History Websites

Brewster Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Brewster Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Brewster Co. TX Military Records

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