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Cass County, Texas

Cass County, features forested rolling hills in Northeast Texas. It is drained by the Cypress Bayou, Sulphur River and includes Wright Patman Lake. Local economy consists of timber and paper industries and government services.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $665K
Lowest Price $259K
Highest Price $2.9M
Total Listings 34
Avg. Days On Market 230
Avg. Price/SQFT $267

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Where is Cass County, Texas?

  • Cass County, bordered by Arkansas and Louisiana on the east, is located in northeastern Texas on the state's eastern boundary; it is one county removed from the northern boundary. Linden, the county seat, is in the south central portion of the county fourteen miles southwest of Atlanta, the county's largest town.
  • Highway 59 connects Linden, Atlanta, and Queen City with Jefferson to the south and Texarkana to the north. The county's transportation needs are also served by State highways 8, 11, 77, and 155, and by two rail lines, the Missouri Pacific and the Louisiana and Arkansas. Cass County comprises 937 square miles of the East Texas timberlands.

Adjacent Counties

  • Bowie County (north)
  • Miller County, Arkansas (northeast)
  • Caddo Parish, Louisiana (southeast)
  • Marion County (south)
  • Morris County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Cass County

  • Atlanta State Park sits on the shores of Wright Patman Lake in the far northeast corner of Texas. Towering pines and hardwoods shade the park, providing fall and spring color, and beauty year-round. At Atlanta State Park, you can fish, boat, water-ski, and swim at a designated area (no lifeguard on duty). Ashore, you may walk, study nature, bird, camp, picnic, geocache, and jog or hike along roads, trails, and shorelines. Explore hilly park roads on your bicycle. Fishermen enjoy this 33,750-surface-acre reservoir (and its 75-pound catfish). The park has two boat ramps and a fish cleaning station. The park offers 4.8 miles of hiking trails, including an .8-mile nature trail.
  • At the Atlanta Historical Museum the permanent exhibits include a diorama depicting the Texas and Pacific Railway as it would have appeared between 1890 and 1910. An array of local items depicting the development of commerce in Atlanta between 1850 and 1950, railroad and depot equipment, cotton processing from field to gin, military stories and artifacts, a wagon and plane for students to explore, Bessie Coleman photos and artifacts with interpretations of the Caddo culture.

Farming and Ranching in Cass County 

  • The soil is light-colored and predominantly sandy and loamy. Between 21 and 30 percent of the land in Cass County is considered prime farmland. Mineral resources include ceramic clay, granite, industrial sand, oil, gas, iron, and lignite coal. Temperatures range from an average high of 92° F in July to an average low of 31° F in January. Rainfall averages almost forty-seven inches a year, and the growing season extends for an average of 237 days.
  • Over 23,502,000 cubic feet of pinewood and over 10,733,000 cubic feet of hardwood were harvested in the county in 2003. In 2002 the county had 956 farms and ranches covering 193,244 acres, 40 percent of which were devoted to crops, 39 percent to woodlands, and 18 percent to pasture. In that year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $32,268,000; livestock sales accounted for $29,098,000 of the total. Poultry, cattle, nursery plants, and watermelons were the chief agricultural products.

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