Cottle County, Texas

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Cottle County, Texas

Cottle County is located in Northwest Texas below Caprock. It consists of rough to level topography and land features of gray, black, sandy and loam soils that drain to Pease River. Local economy consists of agribusiness and government services.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $449K
Lowest Price $275K
Highest Price $832K
Total Listings 6
Avg. Price/SQFT $0

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Where is Cottle County, Texas?

  • Cottle County, in the rolling prairieland of Northwest Texas below the High Plains, is bordered on the north by Childress County, on the west by Motley County, on the south by King County, and on the east by Foard and Hardeman counties. U.S. highways 62/70 (east to west) and 62/83 (north to south) are its main roads. The county was named for George Cottle, who died at the Alamo. Cottle County has an area of 900 square miles; its center point is at 34°05' north latitude and 100°15' west longitude, midway between Lubbock and Wichita Falls.

  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,505. The county was founded in 1876 and later organized in 1892. Cottle County was formerly one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas. It now allows beer and wine sales. The Matador Ranch, based in Motley, once reached into Cottle County.

Adjacent Counties

  • Childress County (north)
  • Hardeman County (northeast)
  • Foard County (east)
  • King County (south)
  • Motley County (west)
  • Hall County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Cottle County

  • Cottle County holds a horse and colt show every April and the Fiesta Patria in September. The area that is now Cottle County was occupied by Apache Indians until about 1700, when Comanches moved into the region. Comanches of the Wanderers-Who-Make-Bad-Camps band controlled the area until the 1870s, when they were driven away by the United States Army.
  • The Cottle County Courthouse Historic District is a 13.9 acres historic district in Paducah, Texas which is roughly bounded by N. 7th, N. 10th, Garrett and Easly Streets. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. The listing included 40 contributing buildings and seven contributing structures.

Farming and Ranching in Cottle County

  • Elevations vary between 1,600 and 2,100 feet above sea level. The average annual rainfall in the county is 22.12 inches. The average minimum temperature in January is 27° F, and the average maximum in July is 97°. The growing season lasts 219 days. The county produces an annual average income of $33 million from cotton, grains, guar, beef cattle, and alfalfa. Irrigated acres total 10,000. The county produces modest amounts of oil—135,489 barrels, for instance, in 1990.
  • In 2002 the county had 233 farms and ranches covering 574,177 acres, 73 percent of which were devoted to pasture and 26 percent to crops. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $13,029,000; livestock sales accounted for $8,960,000 of the total. Beef cattle, cotton, peanuts and wheat were the chief agricultural products.
 

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