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Archer County, Texas

Archer County, located in Northwestern Texas is characterized by its rolling hills that drain into the Wichita and Trinity Rivers. Lake Kickapoo, Lake Diversion, Lake Wichita, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Cooper and Lake Olney are located within the county. Land features black and red loam, sandy soils, mesquites and post oaks. Local economy consists of cattle, milk production, oil, and hunting leases. This county is part of the Wichita Falls metropolitan area.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $4.1M
Lowest Price $310K
Highest Price $12.9M
Total Listings 8
Avg. Price/SQFT $1.2K

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Where is Archer County, Texas?

  • Archer County is located in north central Texas, bounded on the North by Wichita County, on the west by Baylor County, on the south by Young County, and on the east by Clay and Jack counties. Archer County's center is at 98°30' west longitude and 35°30' north latitude, twenty-five miles south-southwest of Wichita Falls. The county comprises 900 square miles of the Central Rolling Red Plains, Central Rolling Red Prairies, and Western Cross Timbers. Soils range from sandy loams and clays to stony soil on the plains and prairies and sand or loams in the timbers.
  • The Big Wichita, the Little Wichita, the West Fork of the Trinity, and the Brazos rivers drain Archer County. The Big Wichita River touches the county's northwestern corner, and the diversion dam of the Wichita Valley irrigation system is located at this point. Lakes Wichita, Kickapoo, and Arrowhead furnish soft water for county towns as well as Wichita Falls.

Adjacent Counties

  • Wichita County (north)
  • Clay County (east)
  • Jack County (southeast)
  • Young County (south)
  • Baylor County (west)
  • Wilbarger County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Archer County

  • The county's population centers, Archer City, Holliday, Windthorst, Megargel, Lakeside City, Scotland, Mankins, Dundee, and part of Wichita Falls, are connected by U.S. highways 281, 277, and 82, and by Texas highways and roads. An annual rodeo, a livestock show, and a rattlesnake roundup provide entertainment. Archer County has produced two fiction writers of national stature, Benjamin Capps and Larry McMurtry.
  • Originally built in 1928, the Historic Spur Hotel was renovated and preserved in 1990. It has been listed as a "Top Ten Small Hotels in Texas" and is one of few Historic Hotels of Texas left on the Panhandle Plains.
  • Archer City Lake is a reservoir located just 1 miles from Archer City, in Archer County, in the state of Texas, United States. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including sucker, sturgeon, catfish, bream/bluegill, carp, white bass, blue catfish, northern pike, smelt, bigmouth buffalo, bowfin, crappie, sunfish, striped bass, yellow bass, rock bass, snook, white perch, sockeye salmon, shark, drum, spotted sea trout, brown trout, steelhead trout, whitefish, panfish, gar, rainbow trout and warmouth here. Whether you’re fly fishing, baitcasting, spinning or net fishing your chances of getting a bite here are good.

Farming and Ranching in Archer County

  •  The altitude ranges from 900 to 1,400 feet, the yearly rainfall averages 25.26 inches, the temperature averages range from 28° to 98° F, and the growing season lasts 220 days.
  • The production in 1940 was 4,124,500 barrels, and World War II helped to stimulate oil activity further; in 1944 more than 8,162,000 barrels was produced, and almost 12,000,000 barrels in 1950. Production in the county gradually declined, however; 3,760,086 barrels were produced in 1979, 2,814,915 in 1990, and 1,510,840 in 2000. By January 1, 2001, more than 489,066,000 barrels of oil had been taken out of Archer County lands since 1911.

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