Delta County, Texas

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Delta County, Texas

Delta County is located in Northeastern Texas between the two forks of Sulphur River. Land features Cooper Lake and has black sandy loam soils. Local economy consists of agriculture, government services, and retirement.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $759K
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $1.7M
Total Listings 15
Avg. Days On Market 121
Avg. Price/SQFT $266

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Where is Delta County, Texas?

  • Delta County is located in northeastern Texas seventy miles from the eastern and thirty miles from the northern state boundaries. It is bordered by the North Sulphur River on the north and the South Sulphur River on the south. The two waterways join to form the eastern boundary. Cooper, the largest town and the county seat, is in the center of the county (at 33°23' N, 95°42' W) at the intersection of State highways 24 and 154 with Farm roads 64, 128, 1528, and 1880. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway crosses the northwestern edge of the county by way of Pecan Gap and Ben Franklin. The county comprises 278 square miles of the Blackland Prairies.
  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,231. Going by a 2018 estimate, the population is 5,349. The county was founded in 1870 and is named for its triangular shape, much like the Greek letter delta. Two forks of the Sulphur River form its northern and southern boundaries and meet at its easternmost point. Delta County was one of 19 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas. As of 2015, Delta county is no longer a dry county.

Adjacent Counties

  • Lamar County (north)
  • Red River County (east)
  • Franklin County (east)
  • Hopkins County (south)
  • Hunt County (southwest)
  • Fannin County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Delta County

  • Copper Lake State Park located in Sulphur Springs; Texas offers 2 different bodies of water. Doctors Creek (on the north side of the lake) and South Sulphur (on the south side) offer tons of amenities. You can fish, picnic, swim, boat, paddle, water-ski, hike, bike, bird watch, study nature, stargaze, ride horses, geocache and camp. Rent one of our pavilions for your next group event.

  • Jim Chapman Lake (also known as Cooper Lake) is a 19,305-acre impoundment operated by the Army Corps of Engineers and is located 75 miles (121 km) east of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in the state of Texas. The reservoir was created by the 1991 Jim Chapman Dam and impounds the South Sulphur River, a fork of the Sulphur River, and provides water supply storage for the North Texas Municipal Water District, the Sulphur River Municipal Water District. The lake is known as a preferred location for fishing in the region. Species likely to be caught are blue and channel catfish, Florida largemouth bass, crappie and hybrid striped bass. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Cooper Lake State Park is located on Jim Chapman Lake.

Farming and Ranching in Delta County

  • Between 51 and 60 percent of the soil is prime farmland. The climate is warm and moist, with annual rainfall averaging forty-four inches. Temperatures range from an average low of 31° F in January to 95° in July. The first freeze in mid-November and the last late in March bracket a 233-day growing season.
  • In the early twenty-first century agribusiness, tourism, and some manufacturing were the key elements of the local economy. In 2002 the county had 507 farms and ranches covering 141,992 acres, 64 percent of which were devoted to crops and 30 percent to pasture. In that year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $10,675,000; livestock sales accounted for $5,890,000 of the total. Beef, dairy cattle, and crops such as hay, soybeans, corn, sorghum, cotton, and wheat were the chief agricultural products. 
 

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