BROOKSHIRE

Population 3,140

Altitude 168


General

Established with building of the MKT Railroad in the early 1880s on rich alluvial land included in Stephen F. Austin's original impresario grant. Agriculture is still prominent in the area economy with rice, peanuts, soybeans, and cattle, plus oil and gas. Brookshire lies on I-10, a segment of the Port to Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.


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