Bee County, Texas

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Bee County, Texas

Bee County is located in the South coastal plain. Land features level to rolling topography with black clay, sandy and loam soils with brush. Local economy consists of agriculture, government services, hunting leases, and oil and gas businesses.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $866K
Lowest Price $335K
Highest Price $1.5M
Total Listings 4
Avg. Days On Market 177
Avg. Price/SQFT $278

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Where is Bee County, Texas?

  • Bee County is in the Rio Grande plain of south central Texas, fifty miles northwest of Corpus Christi and 146 miles southeast of Austin. It is bordered on the north by Karnes and Goliad counties, on the east by Refugio County, on the south by San Patricio County, and on the west by Live Oak County. Beeville is the county's largest town and seat of government. The center point of the county is 28°25' north latitude and 97°45' west longitude. Several important thoroughfares cross the county, including U.S. highways 59 and 181 and State highways 202 and 359. An airport built in 1966 serves Beeville and the surrounding region.
  • Bee County covers 866 square miles that slope gently to the coast. The elevation ranges from 200 to 300 feet. Geologically northern Bee County is in the Rio Grande embayment; the Lissie and Beaumont formations extend into the southern part of the county to form a broad, flat, and fertile plain. Blanco, Medio, and Aransas creeks and their tributaries, which flow in a southeasterly direction, drain the county.
  • As of the 2010 census, the population was 31,861. The county was founded December 8, 1857, and organized the next year. It is named for Barnard E. Bee, Sr., a secretary of state of the Republic of Texas. The Beeville, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Bee County.

Adjacent Counties

  • Karnes County (north)
  • Goliad County (northeast)
  • Refugio County (east)
  • San Patricio County (southeast)
  • Live Oak County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Bee County

  •  Hunting leases and camping draw numbers of tourists to the area. Among the leading attractions are the Beeville Art Gallery and Museum, the annual West Fest held in October, the Diez y Seis de Septiembre celebration (one of the fiestas patrias) and nearby Choke Canyon State Park and Lake Corpus Christi.

Farming and Ranching in Bee County

  • Between 41 percent and 50 percent of the land in the county is considered prime farmland. The climate is subtropical and humid, with mild winters and warm summers. Temperatures range in January from an average low of 42° F to an average high of 65°, and in July from 73° to 96°. The average annual rainfall is thirty inches. There is no snowfall. The growing season averages 275 days per year, with the last freeze in late February and the first freeze in early December. Hurricanes are likely to occur during the late summer.
  • In the early twenty-first century agriculture and oil and gas production continued to be significant components of the area’s economy. In 2002 the county had 866 farms and ranches covering 509,544 acres, 66 percent of which were devoted to pasture and 28 percent to crops. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $19,471,000; livestock sales accounted for $12,034,000 of the total. Beef cattle, corn, cotton and grain sorghum were the chief agricultural products.
     

 

 


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