Cooke County, Texas

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Cooke County, Texas

Cooke County is located in North Texas and drains to the Red and Trinity Rivers. Land features Ray Roberts Lake, Lake Texoma, Lake Kiowa, and Hubert H. Moss Lake. Soils consist of sandy, red, and loam. Local economy is comprised of oil and gas, varied manufacturing, and commuters to Dallas and Fort Worth.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $2.2M
Lowest Price $252K
Highest Price $18.9M
Total Listings 63
Avg. Price/SQFT $820

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Where is Cooke County, Texas?

  • Cooke County is located in north central Texas, on the Oklahoma border. The approximate center of the county is at 33°40' north latitude and 97°15' west longitude. Gainesville, the county seat and largest population center, is located seven miles south of the Red River and seventy-one miles north of Dallas. The county comprises 905 square miles. The central section of the county is part of the Grand Prairie; it is flanked by a small section of the Eastern Cross Timbers on the east and the Western Cross Timbers on the West.
  • At the 2010 census, its population was 38,437. The county was founded in 1848 and organized the next year. It is named for William Gordon Cooke, a soldier during the Texas Revolution. It is a part of the Texoma region. Cooke County comprises the Gainesville, TX micropolitan statistical area, which is also included in the Dallas–Fort Worth, TX-OK combined statistical area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Love County, Oklahoma (north)
  • Grayson County (east)
  • Denton County (south)
  • Wise County (southwest)
  • Montague County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Cooke County

  • Visit Ray Roberts Lake State Park for the day or the weekend! On land, you can camp, hike, bike, ride your horse, rollerblade, geocache or go backpacking. On the water, you can swim at one of the beach areas, paddle, or wet a hook in our kids’ fishing pond or the lake. Or enjoy quieter pursuits:  photography, nature watching, or simply relaxing!

  • Leonard Park The centerpiece of the city is Leonard Park and the Frank Buck Zoo. This community park consists of 30.05 acres and is located on Interstate 35 and California Street. The park, along with the zoo, is the most-used of all parks in the city. The zoo attracts thousands of visitors from throughout the region, while Leonard Park itself serves as a gathering place for thousands more. Leonard Park serves the entire population of Gainesville, as well as North Central Texas and Southern Oklahoma.
  • The 4R Vineyard and Winery campsite is located near the entrance to the ranch overlooking Camp Creek. The ranch is blessed with undulating topography and bluffs overlooking the Red River Valley. Guests can visit our tasting room and sample award-winning wine before retiring for the evening.

Farming and Ranching in Cooke County 

  • The rolling terrain is surfaced by mixed soils ranging from sandy to loam and from red to black. Grassy prairie predominates in the west. The county is forested mainly with blackjack oak, post oak, and hackberry, and with elm, pecan, walnut, and cottonwood along the creeks and rivers. The altitude increases from 700 feet on the eastern border to nearly 1,000 feet in the west.
  • Three lakes are found within the county's boundaries: Lake Kiowa, Hubert H. Moss Lake, and Lake Texoma. A fourth lake, Lake Ray Roberts, dammed in Denton County, covers much of southeastern Cooke County. Temperatures range from an average high of 96° F in July to an average low of 32° in January. The average rainfall is about thirty-four inches a year. The growing season extends for 226 days.

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