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Grayson County, Texas

Grayson County is located in North Texas. Land features some low hills with sandy loam and blackland soils that drain to the Red River and tributaries of the Trinity River, Lake Texoma, Ray Roberts River, Valley Lake, and Randell Lake. Local economy consists of manufacturing, distribution and trade center for Northern Texas and Southern Oklahoma, nature tourism and mineral production.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $2.3M
Lowest Price $275K
Highest Price $20.6M
Total Listings 276
Avg. Price/SQFT $691

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Where is Grayson County, Texas?

  • Grayson County, in north central Texas, is bordered by the Red River and by Fannin, Collin, Denton, and Cooke counties. The county seat, Sherman, which lies approximately sixty-five miles north of Dallas, is part of the Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county's center point is at 33°40' north latitude and 96°40' west longitude. Grayson County, 934 square miles in area, has an elevation ranging from 600 to 800 feet and generally level terrain with some low hills.
  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 120,877. The county was founded in 1846 and is named after Peter Wagener Grayson, an attorney general of the Republic of Texas. Grayson County is included in the Sherman-Denison metropolitan statistical area, which is also included in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, combined statistical area. It is also part of the Texoma region, with proximity to both Lake Texoma and the Red River.

Adjacent Counties

  • Marshall County, Oklahoma (north)
  • Bryan County, Oklahoma (northeast)
  • Fannin County (east)
  • Collin County (south)
  • Denton County (southwest)
  • Cooke County (west)
  • Love County, Oklahoma (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Grayson County

  • Eisenhower State Park is located in Denison, Texas. Adventure awaits on the shores of Lake Texoma! Explore trails along high bluffs, splash at our sandy swimming cove, or fish for striped bass, crappie and catfish. Connect to nature just an hour north of Dallas. Walk or bike more than four miles of trails. Find places to swim, boulder, geocache or picnic along the shore­line. Play horseshoes or enjoy a push on the swings. Look for native Texas wildflowers and for fossils left from an ancient ocean.
  • Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge is open from sunrise to sunset, 365 days a year, free of charge. Visit Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge to hike, observe and photograph wildlife, fish, or hunt during open seasons. You can also take an exciting tour in the comfort of your own vehicle guided by our virtual interpreter!

Farming and Ranching in Grayson County

  • The northern part, which drains into Lake Texoma and the Red River, is characterized by acidic soils of the Post Oak Belt, with loamy or sandy surfaces. The southern areas, which drain to tributaries of the Trinity River, have blackland soils conducive to the growth of trees such as post oak, bois d'arc, elm, and walnut, as well as various types of grasses.
  • Natural resources include limestone, oil and gas, bituminous coal, and sand and gravel. Grayson County is drained principally by Choctaw Creek and its two main tributaries, Post Oak and Iron Ore creeks. The county has an average annual precipitation of thirty-seven inches, temperatures ranging from an average low in January of 30° F to an average high of 96° in July, and a growing season that averages 227 days a year.
  • In 2002 the county had 2,597 farms and ranches covering 441,246 acres, 53 percent of which were devoted to cropland and 40 percent to pasture. In that year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $41,865,000; livestock sales accounted for $21,857,000 of the total. Beef cattle, wheat, nurseries and turf, forage, and horses were the chief agricultural products. 

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