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Briscoe County, Texas

US county information
NameBriscoe County
StateTexas
SeatSilverton
US Area
Total Area902 sq mi (2336.2 km2)
Land Area901 sq mi (2333.6 km2)
Water Area1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Population1637 (2010)
Density1/km2 (2.6/sq mi)
Founded1876

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Briscoe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 1,790. Its county seat is Silverton . Briscoe is named for Andrew Briscoe, a soldier during the Texas Revolution. Briscoe County is one of 46 dry counties in Texas.

At one time, the large JA Ranch, founded by Charles Goodnight and John George Adair, reached into Briscoe County. After he left the JA, Goodnight owned the Quitaque Ranch.

The prominent high school football and college coach Gene Mayfield was born in Briscoe County in 1928.


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