Edwards County, Texas

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Edwards County, Texas

Edwards County features rolling hills with caves and spring-fed streams. Land is rocky with thin soils drained by the Llano and Nueces Rivers with varied timbers. Local economy consists of hunting leases, tourism, oil and gas production and ranching.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $808K
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $8M
Total Listings 31
Avg. Days On Market 56
Avg. Price/SQFT $1.2K

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Where is Edwards County, Texas?

  • Edwards County is in Southwest Texas east of the Big Bend country and 100 miles west of San Antonio. The center point of the county is 29°45' north latitude, 100°16' west longitude. The county encompasses 2,120 square miles of the Edwards Plateau region. The elevation varies from 1,500 feet to 2,410 feet.

  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,002. The county seat is Rocksprings. The county was created in 1858 and later organized in 1883. It is named for Haden Edwards, an early settler of Nacogdoches, Texas. The Edwards Aquifer and Edwards Plateau are named after the county by reason of their locations.

Adjacent Counties

  • Sutton County (north)
  • Kimble County (northeast)
  • Kerr County (east)
  • Real County (southeast)
  • Uvalde County (southeast)
  • Kinney County (south)
  • Val Verde County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Edwards County

  •  The county has a Fourth of July rodeo and parade each year. The Top-of-the-World festival, held annually in May, celebrates the wool and mohair industry.

  • Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area is a natural bat habitat near the city of Rocksprings in Edwards County in the U.S. state of Texas. Home to the Mexican free-tailed bat, access to the area is available only through advance reservations.
  • Stuart Bat Cave, located in Kickapoo Cavern State Park, is a spring-summer home for about 1 million Mexican free-tailed bats. Bats are here from mid-February to as late as mid-October. Bat flights are often spectacular. Group tours are available. This 6,368-acre site is a mosaic of two major physiographic regions: the Edwards Plateau and the Tamaulipan Thorn-scrub. Ashe juniper and pinyon and live oak predominate the tree canopy throughout the park.

Farming and Ranching in Edwards County

  • The average annual rainfall is twenty-two inches. The temperature ranges from 34° F to 62° in January and 71° to 97° in July; the growing season lasts 250 days, beginning in mid-March and ending in late November. The eastern section of the county has generally rolling terrain, with many hills and caves. The western region is typically flat.
  • In 2002 the county had 349 farms and ranches covering 973,512 acres, 95 percent of which were devoted to pasture. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $7,473,000 (down 20 percent from 1997); livestock sales accounted for $7,229,000 of the total. Mohair-wool, angora goats, sheep and cattle were the chief agricultural products. Almost 4,600 barrels of oil, and 16,662,884 thousand cubic feet of gas well gas, were produced in the county in 2004; by the end of that year 528,688 barrels of oil had been taken from county lands since 1946.
 

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