Frio County, Texas

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Frio County, Texas

Frio County is located in South Texas. Land features rolling terrain with much brush. It is bisected by the Frio River and consists of sandy and red sandy loam soils. Local economy consists of agribusiness, oil field services, and hunting leases.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $874K
Lowest Price $264K
Highest Price $3.5M
Total Listings 18
Avg. Days On Market 117
Avg. Price/SQFT $318

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Where is Frio County, Texas?

  • Frio County, in the Winter Garden Region of Southwest Texas, shares its eastern border with Atascosa County, its southern border with La Salle County, its western border with Zavala County, and its northern border with Medina County. The county is named after the Frio River, which flows northwest to southeast through the county. Pearsall, the county seat, is located on the Union Pacific Railroad fifty miles southwest of San Antonio and seventy miles east of the United States-Mexican border at Eagle Pass. Interstate Highway 35 passes north to south through the communities of Moore, Pearsall, and Dilley.
  • Frio County forms a rectangle thirty-seven miles east and west and thirty miles north and south; it comprises 719,360 acres or 1,133 square miles. The county is in the Nueces River basin and is drained by the Frio and Leona rivers in the west and by San Miguel Creek in the east.

Adjacent Counties

  • Medina County (north)
  • Atascosa County (east)
  • La Salle County (south)
  • Dimmit County (southwest)
  • Zavala County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Frio County  

  • Garner State Park is a state park in the community of Concan, Texas located in Uvalde County, Texas in the United States. Garner State Park, in the Texas Hill Country, is the most popular state park in Texas for overnight camping. It often fills by noon in peak parts of the season.
  • For a once in a lifetime experience you will want to come to the Frio Bat Flight Tour and witness this awesome site as 10 to 12 million Mexican Free-tailed Bats ascend into the evening sky before sunset at Frio Cave near Concan, Texas. This is the second largest bat population in the world open to the public!

  • County attractions include hunting, the Big Foot Wallace Museum, and the annual Potato Festival, held in June.

Farming and Ranching in Frio County

  • Elevations average 600 feet above sea level and range from 400 feet in far south central Frio County to 800 feet at the summit of Pilot Knob in the northwest. As much as 50 percent of the county is prime farmland. The average low and high temperatures in the winter are 39° and 64° F; the average extremes in the summer are 74° and 98°. Frio county farmers can expect a growing season of 276 days and an average of twenty-five inches of rainfall a year; the last freeze typically occurs in late February and the first freeze of the new winter in early December. The sun shines an average 66 percent of all daylight hours.


  • In 2002 the county had 537 farms and ranches covering 603,119 acres, 67 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 25 percent to crops, and 6 percent to woodlands. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $70,966,000; livestock sales accounted for $38,933,000 of the total. Peanuts, potatoes, spinach, cucumbers, watermelons, beef cattle and goats were the chief agricultural products. More than 620,189 barrels of oil, and 805,503 thousand cubic feet of gas well gas, were produced in the county in 2004; by the end of that year 145,829,486 barrels of oil had been taken from county lands since 1934.

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