Brackettville, Texas

Brackettville, Texas

Brackettville, Texas hosts an annual Seminole Days Festival and Parade in early September. Photograph credit: Maria Esther Hammack.

Brackettville, the county seat of Kinney County, is on U.S. Highway 90 twenty-two miles northeast of the Rio Grande and 125 miles west of San Antonio, near the geographic center of the county. It is named after Oscar B. Brackett, who established the first general dry goods store near the site of Fort Clark in 1852. Brackett, as it was called originally, was established on the San Antonio-El Paso Road, and by 1857 its Sargent Hotel and small restaurant run by Mr. Sheedy were a regular stop for the San Antonio-San Diego stage line. The settlement was six miles south of Las Moras Mountain near the prolific Las Moras Springs. Roving bands of Indians, who had historically hunted and camped at Las Moras Springs, harassed early settlers.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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  • [Brackett]
  • [Brackett City]
  • (Fort Clark)
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Brackettville by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
1,341 2020 United States Census Bureau
1,785 2019 Texas Demographic Center
1,688 2010 United States Census Bureau
1,876 2000 United States Census Bureau
1,740 1990 United States Census Bureau
1,676 1980 United States Census Bureau
1,539 1970 United States Census Bureau
1,662 1960 United States Census Bureau
1,858 1950 United States Census Bureau
2,653 1940 United States Census Bureau
1,822 1930 United States Census Bureau