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Hardin County, Texas

Hardin County is located in Southeast Texas. Land features timbered land with many streams, sandy loam soils and big thicket covers much of the area. Local economy consists of paper manufacturing, wood processing, minerals, food processing, oil and gas and Beaumont-Port Arthur-Orange metro area.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $969K
Lowest Price $259K
Highest Price $4.9M
Total Listings 28
Avg. Days On Market 124
Avg. Price/SQFT $578

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Where is Hardin County, Texas?

  • Hardin County, in the Big Thicket of Southeast Texas, is part of the larger East Texas Timberlands region. The county's center is sixty-eight miles northeast of Houston, twenty-three miles northwest of Beaumont, and fifty-four miles from the Gulf of Mexico (at 30°20' N, 94°23' W). Although pine and hardwood forests dominate the county's 897 square miles, grasses, native legumes, and dense undergrowths of brush and vines also thrive. Among numerous mammalian species, cougars and bears are sometimes sighted in the forests. Only a small section, in the southwestern corner of the county, is prairie.

  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 54,635. The county is named for the family of William Hardin from Liberty County, Texas. Hardin County is part of the Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Tyler County (northern)
  • Jasper County (east)
  • Orange County (southeast)
  • Jefferson County (south)
  • Liberty County (southwest)
  • Polk County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Hardin County 

  • The Big Thicket is the name given to a somewhat imprecise region of a heavily-forested area of Southeast Texas in the United States. It is a highly biodiverse area for a temperate region, which has been described as "America's Ark" and the "Biological Crossroads of North America". The National Park Service established the Big Thicket National Preserve (BTNP) within the region in 1974 and it is recognized as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. Although the diversity of animals in the area is high, with over 500 vertebrates, it is the complex mosaic of ecosystems and plant diversity that is particularly remarkable.

  • Village Creek State Park is a state park in the Piney Woods of eastern Texas in the Hardin County city of Lumberton. The heavily forested, 1,090 acres park opened in 1994. It is named for Village Creek, a clean, sand-bottomed, free-flowing tributary of the Neches River. The forested area features cypress swamps including bald cypress, water tupelo, river birch, riverflat hawthorn, and yaupon holly trees.

Farming and Ranching in Hardin County

  • The elevation rises from thirty to 200 feet; the terrain is level in the west and undulating in the east. The average annual rainfall is fifty-three inches. The average low temperature is 42° in January, and the average high is 93° in July. The growing season lasts 246 days. In addition to timber, oil and gas, sand, gravel, and salt domes are found within the county.
  • In 2002 the county had 517 farms and ranches covering 68,512 acres, 40 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 31 percent to woodlands, and 27 percent to crops. Timber was the chief agricultural product, but beef cattle and crops of rice and blueberries also produced income for the area. More than 1,945,500 barrels of oil, and 11,176,605 thousand cubic feet of gas well gas, were produced in the county in 2004; by the end of that year 437,858,292 barrels of oil had been taken from county lands since 1893.

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