Foard County, Texas

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Foard County, Texas

Foard County is located in Northwest Texas. Land features rolling topography that drains to North Wichita and Pease Rivers and has sandy, loam soils. Local economy consists of agribusiness, clothes manufacturing and government services.

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Lowest Price $1.1M
Highest Price $1.1M
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Where is Foard County, Texas?

  •  Foard County, in north central Texas on the rolling plains east of the base of the Panhandle, is bounded on the north by Hardeman County, on the west by Cottle County, on the south by Knox County, and on the east by Wilbarger and Baylor Counties. The county's center lies at 33°58' north latitude and 99°45' west longitude. The county, named for Robert L. Foard, a lawyer and former Confederate officer, covers an area of 703 square miles ranging from 1,400 to 1,700 feet in altitude.

  • The Wichita River forms part of the southern boundary of the county, and the Pease River forms part of the northern border. Soils vary from deep sand in the east and along the Pease River in the north, to rich loam in the central section, and to rough pasture land in the south and west; the diversity of soils makes possible an unusual diversification in agriculture.

Adjacent Counties

  • Hardeman County (north)
  • Wilbarger County (east)
  • Baylor County (southeast)
  • Knox County (south)
  • King County (southwest)
  • Cottle County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Foard County

  • The Battle of Pease River occurred on December 18, 1860, near the present-day town of Margaret, Texas in Foard County, Texas, United States. The town is located between Crowell and Vernon within sight of the Medicine Mounds just outside present-day Quanah, Texas.
  • Copper Breaks State Park is a state park in Hardeman County, Texas, located approximately 12 miles south of Quanah, the county seat. It covers 1,898.8 acres and contains two small lakes and 10 miles of trails. Originally, Copper Breaks was part of the land held by the Comanche and Kiowa.
  • Creta is an unincorporated community along Oklahoma State Highway 6 in Jackson County, Oklahoma, United States. It is at latitude 34.517 and longitude -99.55. The elevation is 1,352 feet. Greta is 6.5 miles west of Olustee and 10 miles south-southeast of Duke. It is on the south bank of Gypsum Creek.

Farming and Ranching in Foard County

  • The annual rainfall averages 23.93 inches, temperatures range from 28° F average minimum in January to 98° average maximum in July, and the growing season lasts an average of 219 days.
  •  Alongside oil and cattle, agriculture has remained a leading industry of Foard County, of which more than 4,000 acres are irrigated. Cotton, wheat, and other grains are the chief crops, while irrigation and subirrigation, beginning in the 1940s, made possible the limited commercial production of fruits and vegetables, especially onions and sweet potatoes, in the eastern part of the county.

     

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