Gray County, Texas

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Gray County, Texas

Gray County is located on the high plains, broken by the Red River Forks. Land features tributaries with sandy loam and waxy soils. Local economy consists of petroleum, agriculture, and government services.

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Where is Gray County, Texas?

  • Gray County is located in the central part of the Panhandle and the eastern edge of the High Plains. Its center point is at 35°25' north latitude and 100°49' west longitude. Lefors is located near the center of the county, and Pampa, the county seat, is about twelve miles away in the northwestern corner. Pampa is approximately sixty miles northeast of Amarillo on U.S. Highway 60. The county occupies 934 square miles of level prairie and rolling river breaks.

  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 22,535. The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1902.The County is named for Peter W. Gray, a Confederate lawyer and soldier in the American Civil War. Gray County comprises the Pampa, TX micropolitan statistical area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Roberts County (north)
  • Wheeler County (east)
  • Donley County (south)
  • Carson County (west)
  • Hemphill County (northeast)
  • Hutchinson County (northwest)
  • Collingsworth County (southeast)

Sites and Attractions in Gray County

  • The Devils Rope Barbed Wire Museum is a museum located in McLean, Texas, United States. The museum was officially opened in 1991 and focuses on barbed wire and its history. The museum is thought to have the largest collection of published material concerning barbed wire.
  • McClellan Creek National Grassland is a National Grassland located in southern Gray County, Texas, United States. It was purchased with the goal of restoring badly eroded land to its natural state.
  • The purpose of the Freedom Museum shall be to collect, acquire, preserve and exhibit items of historical nature to America’s war efforts; to establish a depository for military memorabilia from all branches of the services; to preserve the history of Pampa Army Air Feild in relation to WWII; to educate each generation as to the efforts and sacrifices of war and to inscribe in their minds the cost of peace; to honor Americans in wars past; to preserve freedom by remembering the past; and to provide a tourist attraction for the City of Pampa. 

Farming and Ranching in Gray County 

  • Gray County is at the head of the North Fork of the Red River; numerous intermittent and flowing creeks can be found in the eastern part of the county. McClellan Creek flows northeastward across the southern part of the county toward the North Fork, and the North Fork itself flows across the central part. Cantonment Creek flows southward and empties into the North Fork in the northeastern corner of the county. The elevation ranges from 2,500 to 3,300 feet above sea level, the average annual rainfall is 20.14 inches, and the growing season averages 195 days a year. The average minimum temperature is 23° F in January, and the average maximum is 94° in July.
  • In 2002 the county had 351 farms and ranches covering 452,820 acres, 63 percent of which were devoted to pasture and 35 percent to pasture. In that year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $94,867,000; livestock sales accounted for $87,340,000 of the total. Cattle, wheat, sorghum, hay, corn, and soybeans were the chief agricultural products.

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