Gonzales County, Texas

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Gonzales County, Texas

Gonzales County in located in South Central Texas. Land features rolling rich bottom soils along the Guadalupe River and its tributaries, with some sandy areas with many oaks and pecans. Local economy consists of agribusiness and hunting leases.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $987K
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $4M
Total Listings 65
Avg. Days On Market 199
Avg. Price/SQFT $519

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Where is Gonzales County, Texas?

  • Gonzales County is south of Austin on U.S. highways 87, 90, 90A, and 183 and Interstate Highway 10. Gonzales is the county seat. Gonzales County, bordered by DeWitt, Lavaca, Fayette, Caldwell, and Guadalupe counties, comprises some 683,295 acres and 1,046.4 square miles, with elevations above sea level ranging from 2 to 400 feet. Major rivers that flow through the county include the San Marcos and the Guadalupe.
  • Gonzales County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas, adjacent to Greater Austin-San Antonio. As of the 2010 census, its population was 19,807. The county was created in 1836 and organized the following year. As of August 2020, under strict budgetary limitations, the County of Gonzales government-body is unique in that it claims to have no commercial paper, regarding it as "the absence of any county debt.

Adjacent Counties

  • Guadalupe County, Greater San Antonio (west)
  • Wilson County, Greater San Antonio (southwest)
  • Caldwell County, Greater Austin (northwest)
  • Fayette County (northeast)
  • Dewitt County (southeast)
  • Lavaca County (east)
  • Karnes County (southwest)

Sites and Attractions in Gonzales County 

  • Palmetto State Park is a state park located in Gonzales County, Texas, United States northwest of Gonzales and southeast of Luling. The land was acquired by deeds from private owners and the City of Gonzales in 1934 - 1936 and was opened in 1936. The park is named for the dwarf palmetto (Sabal minor), which grows abundantly in the park. The San Marcos River runs through the park. The 4-acre Oxbow Lake, initially created by flood waters, is now independent of the river and is spring fed. There are many bogs throughout the park that are surrounded by dense vegetation, giving the park a jungle-like atmosphere.

  • J. B. Wells Parks is a 169-acre park with a covered pavilion, multi-purpose show barn, covered arena, practice arena, a hike and bike trail and RV Hook-ups. JB Wells Park hosts many events throughout the year; bull riding, cutting horse events, team ropings, barrel races, 4-H play days, junior high and high school rodeos, stock shows, cattle sales, tractor pulls, concerts and much more.
  • A wide variety of birds, rare trees and other plant life, quaking bogs, and other unusual phenomena make it attractive to naturalists, botanists, and the general public. There are two major lakes in the county-Gonzales 4-H and Wood 5-H on the Guadalupe River; these offer exceptional fishing, camping, and water sports. The 250-acre Independence Park in Gonzales includes a golf course, a variety of recreational facilities, and camping and recreational-vehicle connections.
  • Other recreational spots include the Pioneer Village Living History Center and Noah's Land Wildlife Preserve. Annual celebrations in the county include the Feather Fest, at Nixon, honoring the poultry industry; the Settlers Set To, at Smiley; the Guacamole Fest, at Waelder; and the "Come and Take It" festival, at Gonzales, which commemorates the firing of the first shot of the Texas Revolution.

Farming and Ranching in Gonzales County 

  • The average annual rainfall is 32.6 inches, the annual temperature is 70° F, and the growing season averages 276 days a year. Three major land-resource areas in Gonzales County are the Texas Claypan Prairie, the Southern Blackland Prairie, and the Northern Rio Grande Plain. Seventy-five types of soils overlying nineteen different geologic formations have been identified in the county, the most diversified variety of any county in the state.
  • In 2002 the county had 1,816 farms and ranches covering 695,774 acres, 60 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 26 percent to crops, and 12 percent to woodlands. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $277,537,000; livestock sales accounted for $255,904,000 of the total. Poultry, cattle, hogs, hay, corn, sorghum, and pecans were the chief agricultural products.

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