Briscoe County, Texas

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Briscoe County, Texas

Briscoe County is located partly in the high plains region of Texas, at the boundary of the Caprock Escarpment. The land in Briscoe County features one fork of the Red River, as well as sandy and loamy soils. The local economy consists of agriculture (including both ranching and crops) and government services.

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  • Silverton is the county seat of Briscoe County, which is located in northern Texas. Briscoe County is divided by the boundary between Texas' High Plains region and Caprock escarpment to the west, and the lower-elevation plains to the east.
  • Briscoe County is also home to the small town of Quitaque.
  • Major roads in Briscoe County are Highways 207 and 86.
  • The city of Amarillo is just less than 80 miles northwest of Silverton.
  • Lubbock is roughly 85 miles southwest of Silverton.

Briscoe County Land Uses & Farming

  • Cotton and wheat are popular crops in Briscoe County's irrigated farmlands, but the majority of the land is given over to cattle ranching.
  • Wind farms are a major source of energy in the area.
  • The annual precipitation averages 10.5 inches, and the growing season averages 214 days a year. The average annual minimum temperature is 26° F in January, and the annual maximum is 94° in July. Silverton, the county seat, is five miles southwest of the center of the county, which is at 101°15' west longitude and 34°30' north latitude, sixty miles southeast of Amarillo.

Attractions in Briscoe County, Texas

  • Briscoe County's varied landscapes make excellent locations for outdoor recreation. Popular sights are the Mackenzie Reservoir (home to Lake Mackenzie), the Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway, Lake Theo, and Cottonwood Lake.

Counties Next to Briscoe County, Texas

Briscoe County is bordered by:

  • Hall County to the east
  • Swisher County to the west
  • Armstrong county to the north
  • Floyd and Motley counties to the south

 

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