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Brookesmith, Texas

Brown County, Texas Panhandle
FM 586
2 miles off Highway 377
19 miles S of Brownwood
39 miles W of Goldthwaite
N of Brady

Population: 61

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US post office, Brookesmith, Texas

Post Office, Brookesmith, Texas
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, 9-04
History in a Pecan Shell

Like Tomball, and Edcouch, the town was named for both the first and last names of a Brownwood man named Brooke Smith.

The year was 1902 and a man named David Smith honored his friend (or relative) by naming the town after him. The next year a post office was granted and the town had three cotton gins at one point.

In recent years the town still had their post office, a store and gas station. The Smith cemetery is shown on detailed county maps.
First Baptist Church, Brookesmith, Texas

First Baptist Church, Brookesmith, Texas
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, 9-04
Brookesmith school, old and new gym

Brookesmith School old and new gym
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, 9-04
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