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BRISCOE COUNTY, TEXAS

34 31' 48" N, 101 12' 36" W (34.53, -101.21)
Population: 1,474 Est. (2016) 1,637 (2010)
Total area: 902 square miles (2,340 km2)
900 square miles (2,300 km2) land
1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) water

Briscoe County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Park
  • Vintage Maps
  • Briscoe County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Armstrong County (N) Donley County (NW) Hall County (E) Motley County (SE) Floyd County (S) Swisher County (W)

    Briscoe County History

    1936 Centennial - Highway Marker:

    BRISCOE COUNTY

    Formed from Bexar Territory;
    Created August 21, 1876; Organized March 15, 1892;
    Named for Andrew Briscoe 1810-1849; Defender of Texan liberty at the Battle of Concepcion, the Capture of Bexar and the Battle of San Jacinto; Chief Justice of Harris County;
    Silverton is the County Seat.

    Briscoe County Courthouse
    Texas - Briscoe County Courthouse
    Briscoe County Courthouse
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    Briscoe County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat -
    Silverton
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  • Gasoline ghost town
  • Quitaque
  • Silverton County seat

  • Parks
  • Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway
        Quitaque Canyon Trail

  • Briscoe County Vintage Maps
    Briscoe County TX 1907 postal map
    Briscoe County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Briscoe County 1920s Map
    Briscoe County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Briscoe  County 1940s Map
    Briscoe County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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