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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Brooks County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Brooks County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Brooks County, TX (12) Duval County, TX (4) Hidalgo County, TX (67) Jim Hogg County, TX (2) Jim Wells County, TX (13) Kenedy County, TX (5) Kleberg County, TX (30) Starr County, TX (16)  BrooksCounty(12) Brooks County (12)  DuvalCounty(4) Duval County (4)  HidalgoCounty(67) Hidalgo County (67)  JimHoggCounty(2) Jim Hogg County (2)  JimWellsCounty(13) Jim Wells County (13)  KenedyCounty(5) Kenedy County (5)  KlebergCounty(30) Kleberg County (30)  StarrCounty(16) Starr County (16)
Falfurrias is the county seat for Brooks County
Adjacent to Brooks County, Texas
      Duval County (4)  
      Hidalgo County (67)  
      Jim Hogg County (2)  
      Jim Wells County (13)  
      Kenedy County (5)  
      Kleberg County (30)  
      Starr County (16)  
 
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1Texas, Brooks County, Encino — 1414 — El Encino del Poso(The Oak in the Hole)
On Business U.S. 281, 0.7 miles south of Lucero Street (County Highway 305), on the left when traveling south.
In this vicinity once stood a magnificent Live Oak tree that was an early landmark on the South Texas plains for many years. Noted for its size and its wide canopy, it was located in a large hollow created by livestock that gathered beneath its . . . Map (db m166342) HM
2Texas, Brooks County, Falfurrias — 522 — Brooks County
Formed from Hidalgo, Starr and Zapata counties, Created March 11, 1911 Organized September 2, 1911 Named in honor of James Abijah Brooks Captain of Texas Rangers, 1882-1906, member of Texas Legislature, County Judge, Brooks County . . . Map (db m180468) HM
3Texas, Brooks County, Falfurrias — 523 — Brooks County Courthouse
On South St. Mary’s Street (Business U.S. 281) at East Miller Street, on the left when traveling south on South St. Mary’s Street.
Created in 1911, Brooks County was named for State Legislator James A. Brooks (1855-1944), who served as the first county judge. Edward C. Lasater, founder of Falfurrias, deeded this courthouse site to the Commissioners Court. County offices . . . Map (db m166346) HM
4Texas, Brooks County, Falfurrias — Brooks County War Memorial
On South St. Mary’s Street at East Miller Street on South St. Mary’s Street.
In Memory of Those From Brooks County Who Served and Sacrificed Their Lives on the Battlefields of World Wars I, II and the Korean Conflict, for the Liberty We Enjoy Today Sponsored by Parents of American Servicemen Association . . . Map (db m201809) WM
5Texas, Brooks County, Falfurrias — 524 — Brooks County’s Catholic Heritage
On West Blucher Street at South Caldwell Street, on the right when traveling west on West Blucher Street.
Local geographic names show that the Catholic faith arrived here before 1800. This area was in the Diocese of Monterrey until the Diocese of Texas was formed in 1847. In the new Diocese it was in the Brownsville Parish until transferred to San . . . Map (db m166344) HM
6Texas, Brooks County, Falfurrias — 1248 — Don Pedro Jaramillo(1829 - 1907)
On Farm to Market Road 1418, 0.2 miles north of County Highway 201, on the right when traveling north.
Called "The Healer of Los Olmos". Born in Jalisco, Mexico. Said to have been cured through faith, then given the gift of healing in a vision. He came to Los Olmos Ranch in 1881. Many came to him because, unlike other faith healers, he . . . Map (db m166347) HM
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7Texas, Brooks County, Falfurrias — 1561 — Falfurrias
On East Rice Street (State Highway 285) at North St. Mary’s Street (Business U.S. 281), on the right when traveling west on East Rice Street.
Founded as a cattle shipping point by Edward C. Lasater, 1904, town bears name of a village on land he purchased in 1893. When the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad extended its lines, Lasater (1860-1930) platted present townsite, built a hotel, . . . Map (db m166345) HM
8Texas, Brooks County, Falfurrias — Fallen Heroes Memorial ParkCity of Falfurrias
On East Rice Street (State Highway 285) at South St. Mary's Street (Frontage U.S. 281 Frontage Road), on the right when traveling west on East Rice Street.
In memory of all our fallen heroes that gave all to defend our country Presented by City Council November 11, 2010 Mayor... Anna Maria Ramirez-Garcia City Alderman...Letty Garza, Manuel Perez Jr., Sandra Barrera- Gonzalez, Paul S. Perez, . . . Map (db m166407) WM
9Texas, Brooks County, Falfurrias — 1888 — First United Methodist ChurchOf Falfurrias
On South Terrell Street at West Allen Street, on the right when traveling south on South Terrell Street.
The Rev. C.W. Perkins (1853-1942) organized this congregation in 1904 with 7 charter members. Early services were conducted in temporary quarters including the railroad depot and the 1905 frame schoolhouse, shared by all denominations. In 1906 the . . . Map (db m166343) HM
10Texas, Brooks County, Falfurrias — Our Sons, Our Brothers, Our Friends Memorial
On South St. Mary’s Street at East Miller Street, on the left when traveling south on South St. Mary’s Street.
Our Sons Our Brothers Our Friends In Memory and Honor of Those From Brooks County Who Served Our Country and Those That Sacrificed Their Lives in the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War, (Operation Desert Storm), Preserving and . . . Map (db m201810) WM
11Texas, Brooks County, Falfurrias — 4823 — Site of Los Olmos(1.5 Miles Northeast)
On Farm to Market Road 2191, 0.1 miles west of Farm to Market Road 1418, on the right when traveling west.
The first permanent settlement in Brooks County, Los Olmos was located at the southwest corner of El Paisano Land Grant, given to Ramon de la Garza about 1830 by the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Situated near the main route to the Rio Grande, the . . . Map (db m166349) HM
12Texas, Brooks County, Flowella — 1925 — FlowellaOne-Half Mile South is Site of Town of
On State Highway 285 at Farm to Market Road 2191, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 285.
On 1831 "Loma Blanca" Grant and 1873 land of Perez Family, who in 1898 sold "Parrita" (Little Grape Vine) to Mrs. King of King Ranch. Flowella was founded 1909 by E.O. Burton and A.H. Danforth as trade town for a projected farm colony, and named . . . Map (db m166350) HM
 
 
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Feb. 5, 2023