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History of Brookesmith

   Brookesmith Community Flashbacks

    The community of Brookesmith dates back to the early part of the 1900's.  Although many present spectators jest about the size of the town.  Brookesmith was once a "booming" town when first established.  The invention of automobiles resulted in less activity in the community of Brookesmith., it is once again on a rise due to the advancement of technology present in the small 1A school, which is drawing attention to surrounding counties.

   l The original town was located on a railroad and named Serville.

 l In 1902, David Smith renamed Serville  Brookesmith in honor of the Brownwood banker, Brooke Smith, who was a major factor in the development of the community.

 l  The first school, a one room brick building, was built on a hill overlooking the town.

l The first Post Office was established in 1903.

lThe community had a two-story hotel owned by the Carr family(built in 1903), a lumber yard, a drug store, three grocery stores, two gas stations, and a barber shop.

lA new school was rebuilt and relocated in 1930.

lThe town also had 3 cotton gins until the late 1950's when the cotton industry declined.

l In the 1980's the school was upgraded to have a classified 12 grade school.

lThe population for the 1980-1990 census was 61.

lIn 1994, the school--excluding the cafeteria--and auditorium was torn down.  A new school was rebuilt; the campus consisted of one large building holding grades 5-12, and elementary grades were taught in portable buildings along the relocated playground and new school.

lIn 1996, A new gym was built to replace the Old Rock Gym and was connected to the cafeteria.

lThe football concession stand was built in the summer of 1997.

  lDuring the 2000-2001 school year, Brookesmith I.S.D. enrolled in its first year of Distance Learning classes--which included dual credits for high school courses and college courses--through  Howard College at Big Springs, Texas. 

 lA new elementary building was built in 2001.  The new building included:  a new library, administration offices, seven classrooms, and a new Distance Learning lab.

Contact Information

Brookesmith ISD
P.O. Box 706
13400 FM 586 S
Brookesmith, Texas 76827

Office Hours: 7:30AM – 4:00PM

Summer Hours: 9:00AM – 3:00PM 

Phone: (325) 643-3700