About This Place
Falfurrias is a city in and the county seat of Brooks County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,297 at the 2000 census. The town is name for founder Edward Cunningham Lasater's ranch, La Mota de Falfurrias. In 1893, the Falfurrias ranch was one of the largest in Texas at some 350,000 acres.
Falfurrias is located at 27°13′36″N 98°8′42″W / 27.22667°N 98.145°W / 27.22667; -98.145 (27.226529, -98.144922). The city is centered around the intersection of U.S. Highway 281 and State Highway 285. Falfurrias is approximately 81 miles southwest of Corpus Christi, 90 miles southeast of Laredo, and 36 miles south of Alice.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.1 km²), all of it land.