Grimes County, Texas

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Grimes County, Texas

Grimes County consists of rich bottom soils along the Brazos and Navasota Rivers. Topography is hilly and partly forested and contains Gibbons Creek Reservoir. Local economy is comprised of manufacturing, agribusiness, and tourism.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.3M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $21.6M
Total Listings 113
Avg. Days On Market 131
Avg. Price/SQFT $730

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Where is Grimes County, Texas?

  • Grimes County, in southeastern Texas, lies forty miles northwest of Houston and is bordered on the north by Madison County, on the east by Walker and Montgomery counties, on the south by Waller County, and on the west by Washington and Brazos counties. Anderson, the county seat, is the third-largest town in Grimes County. The county's geographical center lies at about 30°34' north latitude and 95°59' west longitude. State Highway 90 is the major north-south thoroughfare, while State highways 30 and 105 run east and west. The county is also served by two major railways: the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and the Union Pacific. Grimes County covers 799 square miles at the boundary between the Post Oak Belt and the Coastal Plain.

  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 26,604. The county was formed from Montgomery County in 1846. It is named for Jesse Grimes, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and early European-American settler of the county. The Navasota and Brazos rivers form the western boundary of the county. Eastern areas of the county are part of the watershed of the San Jacinto River.

Adjacent Counties

  • Madison County (north)
  • Walker County (northeast)
  • Montgomery County (southeast)
  • Waller County (south)
  • Washington County (southwest)
  • Brazos County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Grimes County 

  • The county provides numerous opportunities for hunting and fishing. Visitors are attracted to the area by its numerous historic sites and homes, as well the annual Renaissance Festival held in October and the Nostalgic Days celebration held each May.
  • Gibbons Creek Reservoir is a power plant cooling reservoir on Gibbons Creek in the Navasota River basin, 20 miles east of College Station, Texas, United States.
  • Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site is a historic hotel in Anderson, Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department acquired the 6-acre site by purchase in 1977 from a Fanthorp descendant. Ten years were spent researching and restoring the Inn to its 1850 look. The site was opened to the public on October 4, 1987.

Farming and Ranching in Grimes County

  • Modest reserves of petroleum, natural gas, and lignite coal are the most significant of the limited mineral resources in Grimes County. Temperatures in the county range from an average high of 96° F in July to an average low of 40° in January. Rainfall averages 40.5 inches a year, and the growing season averages 278 days a year.
  • In 2002 the county had 1,704 farms and ranches covering 414,887 acres, 55 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 32 percent to crops, and 12 percent to woodlands. In that year local farmers and ranchers earned $31,796,000, with crop sales accounting for $27,284,000 of that total. Cattle, forage, dairy, poultry, horses, peaches, pecans, berries, and honey were the chief agricultural products. 

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