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Big Bend & Brewster County, Texas

Located in southwest Texas, Brewster County is the largest county by area in the state, over three times the size of the state of Delaware, and more than 500 square miles bigger than Connecticut. It is one of the nine counties that comprise the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas and borders Mexico. The county was marked off in 1887 from Presidio County and named for Henry Percy Brewster, a Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas. Murphyville, later renamed Alpine, was selected as county seat.

Called home to some 9,200 people, the large county includes the towns of Alpine, Marathon, Lajitas, and Terlingua, in addition to encompassing both Big Bend National Park and the Big Bend Ranch State Park.

Big Bend National Park, TX - Rugged Terrain To the North

Big Bend National Park, TX -  Rugged Terrain To the North

Big Bend National Park, TX - Camel Rock

Big Bend National Park, TX - Camel Rock

Big Bend National Park, TX - Camel Rock - 2

Big Bend National Park, TX - Camel Rock - 2

Big Bend National Park, TX - Entering

Big Bend National Park, TX - Entering

Big Bend National Park, TX - Horses

Big Bend National Park, TX - Horses

Big Bend National Park, TX - Lone Steer

Big Bend National Park, TX - Lone Steer

Big Bend National Park, TX - Mountains

Big Bend National Park, TX - Mountains

Big Bend National Park, TX - Mountains - 2

Big Bend National Park, TX - Mountains - 2

Big Bend National Park, TX - Mountains - 3

Big Bend National Park, TX - Mountains - 3

Big Bend National Park, TX - Purple Cactus

Big Bend National Park, TX - Purple Cactus

Big Bend National Park, TX - Rio Grande Canoe

Big Bend National Park, TX - Rio Grande Canoe

Big Bend National Park, TX - Rio Grande River

Big Bend National Park, TX - Rio Grande River

Big Bend National Park, TX - Road

Big Bend National Park, TX - Road

Big Bend National Park, TX - Rock Formations

Big Bend National Park, TX - Rock Formations

Big Bend National Park, TX - Rugged Mountains

Big Bend National Park, TX - Rugged Mountains

Big Bend National Park, TX - Shack

Big Bend National Park, TX - Shack

Big Bend National Park, TX - Terrain To the North

Big Bend National Park, TX - Terrain To the North

Big Bend Ranch State Park, TX - Movie Set

Big Bend Ranch State Park, TX - Movie Set

Big Bend Ranch State Park, TX - Movie Set - 2

Big Bend Ranch State Park, TX - Movie Set - 2

Big Bend Ranch State Park, TX - Movie Set - 2 - Moody Colors

Big Bend Ranch State Park, TX - Movie Set - 2 - Moody Colors