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Brooks County, Texas (Map It) 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 .. Learn More About State of Texas History
Brooks County is bordered by Jim Wells County (north), Kleberg County (northeast), Kenedy County (east), Hidalgo County (south), Starr County (southwest), Jim Hogg County (west), Duval County (northwest) .
Brooks County Cities and Towns include Falfurrias.. A Map of Brooks County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Brooks County, Texas Courthouse Records
Brooks County, TX Courthouse
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Brooks county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.
- Brooks County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1911, Marriage Records from 1911, Land Records from 1911, Probate Records from 1911 and Court Records from 1911. The County Clerk's office 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.
- Brooks County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax
Brooks County, Texas Census Records
Brooks County, Texas Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from 1903 to present.
- Marriage Records: available from the County Clerk
- Divorce Records: available from the Clerk of District Court
- Locations: Texas Department of State Health Services
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth and Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756; (888) 963-7111 or (512) 458-7111
Brooks County, Texas Resources
- Brooks County Historical Commission, 604 W. Blucher, Falfurrias, TX 78355
- Brush Country Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 291, Falfurias 78355-0291
- Brooks Co. Records Available on Microfilm
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