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In 1873 when a post office was awarded, "ville" was appended to the name to differentiate from another town.The town grew quickly through the 19th century with the expansion of the garrison at Fort Clark for the Indian Wars. For many years, it was the base of the famous Buffalo Soldiers, made up of African Americans. The median home price in Brackettville is which is roughly /per square foot. Founded in 1852 as Las Moras (the name of a nearby spring and the creek it feeds), the town initially was a supply stop on the old San Antonio-El Paso road and a supply depot for the U. Army's Fort Clark (the fort was established the same year). Brackett, the owner of the first dry goods store in the area.
The state of Texas was still racially segregated; it had essentially disfranchised blacks since the early 20th century by its voter registration and electoral requirements, and the white legislature consistently underfunded black education and services.The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.72. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.In the city, the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the city was ,410, and the median income for a family was ,063.Demographically, Brackettville had a larger proportion of Black Seminoles (people of mixed African American and Seminole ancestry, who originated in Florida) than the rest of West Texas, as they had been recruited by the US to act as scouts for the Buffalo Soldiers and settled with their families in the town.During the slavery years, they had been living in a settlement in northern Mexico to escape US conditions.