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BROOKESMITH, TEXAS

Brown County, Texas Panhandle

31 33' 2" N, 99 7' 7" W (31.550556, -99.118611)
FM 586
2 miles off Highway 377
19 miles S of Brownwood
39 miles W of Goldthwaite
N of Brady
Population: 343 est. (2016), 433 (2010) 478 (2000) 335 (1990)

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Brookesmith TX - Post Office

Brookesmith Post Office, TX 76827
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2008

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.
US post office, Brookesmith, Texas

Brookesmith Post Office
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, 9-04
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First Baptist Church, Brookesmith, Texas

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

Brookesmith School old and new gym
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, 9-04
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Brookesmith, Texas Nearby Towns:
Brownwood | Goldthwaite
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