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Brooks County, Texas Facts

Brooks County

When was Brooks County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 11, 1911 from Starr County, Hildalgo County and Zapata County. This county was named for John Abijah Brooks, a Texas Ranger and state legislator .

What is the County Seat of Brooks County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Falfurrias also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Brooks County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Jim Wells County (north), Kleberg County (northeast), Kenedy County (east), Hidalgo County (south), Starr County (southwest), Jim Hogg County (west), Duval County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Brooks County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Falfurrias.

Brooks County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Brooks County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Brooks 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 Brooks 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.

Brooks County, TX Census Records

What Brooks County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Brooks County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1920, 1930, 1940.

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.

Brooks County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Brooks County Courthouse

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

  • Brooks County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 427, Falfurrias 78355
  • Brooks 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: (361) 325-5604, Ext. 248
    • Birth & Death Records: 1911
    • Marriage Records: 1911
    • Land Records: 1911
    • Probate Records: 1911 
    • Court Records: 1911
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Brooks County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Brooks Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Brooks Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Brooks Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Brooks Co. TX General and History Websites

Brooks Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Brooks Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Brooks Co. TX Military Records

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