Named for Col. Benjamin F. Terry, Confederate leader of Terry’s Texas Rangers, Terry County was among many High Plains counties carved out of the Bexar District in 1876. In 1904, Brownfield became the county seat and grew rapidly with the addition of automobiles and the railroad. The 1925 Texas Renaissance style brick courthouse still serves Terry County citizens. The Terry County Heritage Museum has exhibits on the county’s many inhabitants — Native Americans, buffalo hunters, ranchers, railroaders and settlers. Housed in the 1928 home of town namesake A.M. Brownfield, museum artifacts include an 1865 harmonium, 1870s square grand piano and 1920s fireless stove. The grounds also feature two relocated wooden structures from the 1910s — the county’s first jail and the town’s Santa Fe depot.