Brookesmith, TX


By: William R. Hunt

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994


Brookesmith, between Clear Creek and Spring Branch in southwestern Brown County, was named by David Smith in 1902, in honor of Brownwood banker Brooke Smith. A post office was established at Brookesmith in 1903. The community's early settlers included David Smith and Brooke and Aaron Lee. The town had three cotton gins and several other businesses until cotton farming declined in the 1950s. In the 1980s Brookesmith had the post office, a store, a gas station, and a twelve-grade school. In 1980, 1990, and 2000 the community reported a population of sixty-one.

Kathleen E. and Clifton R. St. Clair, eds., Little Towns of Texas (Jacksonville, Texas: Jayroe Graphic Arts, 1982).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

William R. Hunt, “Brookesmith, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/brookesmith-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
November 1, 1994

Place
Brookesmith
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1352935
Town Fields
  • Has post office: Yes
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Brown County
Associated Names

Sevilla

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 31.55043590°
  • Longitude: -99.11866170°
Population Counts
People Year
61 2009