Fayette County, Texas

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Fayette County, Texas

Fayette County is located in South Central Texas and is bisected by the Colorado River. Land features Fayette County Reservoir, rolling to level topography, sandy loam, and black waxy soils. Local economy consists of agribusiness, electricity production, mineral production, government services, small manufacturing, and tourism.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1M
Lowest Price $252K
Highest Price $4.6M
Total Listings 169
Avg. Days On Market 104
Avg. Price/SQFT $806

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Where is Fayette County, Texas?

  • Fayette County is on Interstate Highway 10 sixty miles southeast of Austin in the Blackland Prairies region of south central Texas. The center of the county lies at 29°55' north latitude and 96°55' west longitude. La Grange is the county seat and largest community. In addition to Interstate 10, transportation needs are served by U.S. highways 77, 90, and 290 and State highways 71, 95, 159, and 237.
  • The county's terrain varies from level land to steep slopes, with altitude ranging from 200 to 600 feet. The Colorado River, which bisects the county from northwest to southeast, is fed by several major creeks: Rabb's, Cedar, and Baylor on the east and Buckner's and Williams on the west. Cummins Creek flows through the eastern part of the county and the East and West Navidad rivers through the southern part. Potable groundwater is readily available from the Carrizo-Wilcox and Catahoula-Oakville aquifers at relatively shallow depths.

Adjacent Counties

  • Lee County (north)
  • Washington County (northeast)
  • Austin County (east)
  • Colorado County (southeast)
  • Lavaca County (south)
  • Gonzales County (southwest)
  • Caldwell County (west)
  • Bastrop County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Fayette County

  • Monument Hill-Kreische Brewery State Historic Site, the historic Henkel Square in Round Top, and Winedale Historical Center draw visitors year round. Antique fairs, the International Festival-Institute at Round Top, ethnic and town festivals, and the County Fair are popular special events. The "painted churches" at Dubina, Praha, Ammansville, and High Hill offer popular historic-preservation tours, and each of the four major towns has a museum actively preserving county history.

  • Fayette County Reservoir is a power station cooling reservoir on Cedar Creek in the Colorado River basin, 3 miles west of Fayetteville, Texas and 10 miles east of La Grange, Texas. The reservoir was created in 1978 when a dam was built on the creek to provide a cooling pond for the Fayette Power Project which provides electrical generation to Fayette County and surrounding areas. The dam, lake, and power plant are managed by the Lower Colorado River Authority. The lake is also used for recreational purposes, especially fishing.

Farming and Ranching in Fayette County 

  • Southern bald eagles traverse the county, particularly along the Colorado River. Natural resources include timber, lignite, sand, gravel, bleaching clays, volcanic ash, oil, and gas. The climate is subtropical humid, with hot summers and mild winters. The average annual precipitation is thirty-six inches. Temperatures range from an average low of 41° F in January to an average high of 96° in July, and the average growing season is 277 days.
  • In 2002 the county had 2,973 farms and ranches covering 552,414 acres, 44 percent of which were devoted to pasture and 40 percent to crops. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $51,696,000; livestock sales accounted for $46,438,000 of the total. Beef cattle, corn, sorghum, hay, and peanuts were the chief agricultural products.

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