Alpine, Texas

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Alpine
City
The Brewster County Courthouse in Alpine.
The Brewster County Courthouse in Alpine.
Map of Alpine
Map of Alpine
Coordinates: 30°21′39″N 103°36′56″W / 30.36083°N 103.61556°W / 30.36083; -103.61556Coordinates: 30°21′39″N 103°36′56″W / 30.36083°N 103.61556°W / 30.36083; -103.61556
Country United States
State Texas
CountyBrewster
Government
 • MayorAvinash Rangra
Area
 • Total4.7 sq mi (12 km2)
 • Land4.7 sq mi (12 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
4,475 ft (1,364 m)
Population
(2010)
 • Total5,905
 • Density1,300/sq mi (490/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code(s)
79830-79832
Area code(s)432
FIPS code48-02104
GNIS feature ID1377837
Websitecityofalpine.com

Alpine is a city in the state of Texas in the United States. It is the county seat of Brewster County.[1] About 6,054 people lived there in 2013.[2]

Alpine was first named Osborn for the part of the railroad that it was near.[1] From 1883 to 1888, Alpine was named Murphyville, for the owners of the land where the spring was that the railroad used to get water for its steam locomotives.[1]

Sul Ross State University opened in Alpine in Summer of 1920. Big Bend National Park was started near Alpine on June 12, 1944. Both of these things forced people to move to Alpine.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Clifford B. Casey. "ALPINE, TEXAS (BREWSTER COUNTY)". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  2. "Alpine, Texas". City data. Onboard Informatics. Retrieved 23 April 2015.