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Freestone County, Texas

Freestone County is located in east central Texas and bounded by the Trinity River, Richland-Chambers Reservoir and Fairfield Lake. Land features rolling Blackland with sandy, loam soils. Local economy consists of natural gas and agriculture. View Freestone County Land Listings

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Average Price $654K
Lowest Price $263K
Highest Price $2.9M
Total Listings 54
Avg. Days On Market 104
Avg. Price/SQFT $344

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Freestone County Information

Freestone County is located in East Central Texas and covers an area of approximately 888 square miles. As of the 2010 census, its population was 19,816. Its county seat is Fairfield. The county was created in 1850 and organized the next year. The county is one of a group of counties previously known as the Trinity Star. 

Freestone County Land For Sale

Freestone County is a coastal plain upland with a relatively smooth topography with gentle slopes. The western side of the county has mesquite timbers, and the eastern half is largely oak, hickory, and walnut trees. View Freestone County Property Listings.

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The temperatures in Freestone County reach highs of 94° F in mid summer to lows of 36 degrees in the Winter. The land drains through the Trinity River which runs as a boundary down the West side of the county.

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Sites and Attractions in Freestone County

  • While in Freestone County access to Fairfield Lake is available. Activities include camping, backpacking, hiking, horseback riding on approximately 15 miles of day-use equestrian trails (bring your own horse), nature study, bird watching, boating or paddling on a 2,400-acre lake, water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, and lake swimming in a large, buoyed sandy area.
  • The Freestone County Historical Museum is truly a sight to see. Freestone County history is portrayed in a 125-year-old, castle-like brick building that used to serve as the county jail. The fortress style building was built with local brick and extra thick walls. Two log cabins moved to the museum grounds are open to visitors: the two-story Carter log home, a typical pioneer dwelling that contains a number of original furnishings; and the Potter-Watson log cabin. The museum also boasts a large antique telephone collection.

What is Freestone County, Texas Known For?

In 1824 the Mexican government opened Texas to American colonization. Through a law passed by the Coahuila and Texas in 1825, uninhabited tracts of land in the area were opened to contractors and empresarios. In 1826 David G Burnet was granted a tract of land to settle 300 families in the area within 6 years. This area later became known as Freestone County.

What Is The Seat Of Freestone County?

The county was legally created in 1850, and in 1851 Fairfield was founded as the county seat.

What Other Communities Are Located In Freestone County?

There are a number of cities, towns, communities, and settlements in Freestone County, Texas. Fairfield, Teague, Kirvin, Oakwood, Streetman, Wortham, Dew, Donie, and Freestone are all cities and communities in the county. 

Schools and Education

There are 14 public schools in Freestone County: 5 with high school, 5 with middle school, 10 with elementary levels, and 4 with Pre-K school levels.

The schools are: Fairfield High School (9-12), Teague High School (Pk-12), Wortham High School (9 -12), Teague Daep (K-12), Teague Lion Academy (10 -12), Dew Elementary School (K - 8), Fairfield J High School (6 - 8), Wortham Middle School (6 - 8), Fairfield Intermediate School (3 - 5), Wortham Elementary School (PK - 5), Teague Elementary School (PK - 3), Teague Intermediate School (4 - 5), Fairfield Elementary School (PK - 2).

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