Harrison County, Texas

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Harrison County, Texas

Harrison County is located in East Texas. Land features rolling hills with over half forested. Contains Sabine River, Caddo Lake, and Brandy Branch Reservoir. Local economy consists of oil and gas processing, lumbering, pottery and other varied manufacturing.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $757K
Lowest Price $399K
Highest Price $1.5M
Total Listings 13
Avg. Days On Market 88
Avg. Price/SQFT $383

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Where is Harrison County, Texas?

  • Harrison County is located in northeastern Texas along the Louisiana border. Marshall, the county seat and largest town, is 152 miles east of Dallas and thirty-nine miles west of Shreveport. The county's center lies at 32°30' north latitude and 94°30' west longitude. Harrison County comprises 894 square miles of the East Texas timberlands.
  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 65,631. In 2018, its populated was an estimated 66,726. The county seat is Marshall. The county was created in 1839 and organized in 1842. It is named for Jonas Harrison, a lawyer and Texas revolutionary. Harrison County comprises the Marshall micropolitan statistical area, which is also included in the Longview-Marshall combined statistical area. Harrison County is in the Ark-La-Tex region.

Adjacent Counties

  • Marion County (north)
  • Caddo Parish, Louisiana (east)
  • Panola County (south)
  • Rusk County (southwest)
  • Gregg County (west)
  • Upshur County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Harrison County 

  • Caddo Lake State Park is a state park located in the piney woods ecoregion of eastern Texas and operated as a wildlife management area (WMA); Caddo Lake is the lake that the state park encompasses, and is one of only a handful of natural lakes in Texas. The park consists of 8,253 acres west of the lake itself, in Harrison County, near Karnack, Texas. The lake and surrounding area were drilled for petroleum in the 1900s. The lake was created by a gigantic log jam known as the Great Raft.

  • Harrison County Historical Museum is a historical museum in Marshall, Texas, dedicated to the history of Harrison County, Texas. The museum features twenty-two rooms of exhibits ranging in topic from the Native American Caddo culture to the history of the HBCU Wiley College. The museum houses thousands of artifacts and has an extensive photographic and text archive partially maintained by a genealogical society. Notable pieces housed in the museum include an Inaugural ball gown worn by Lady Bird Johnson and an accompanying suit worn by Lyndon Johnson.

Farming and Ranching in Harrison County

  • Two soil types, upland sedimentary and lowland alluvial, are found in the county. The former, although not so rich as the alluvial, is primarily a sandy loam noted for being loose and easily cultivated. Mineral resources include oil, gas, and clays that have proved valuable for making bricks and pottery.
  • Temperatures range from an average high of 95° F in July to an average low of 37° in January, rainfall averages slightly more than forty-six inches a year, and the growing season extends 245 days.
  • More than 23,438,000 cubic feet of pine and more than 4,614,000 cubic feet of hardwood were harvested in the county in 2003. In 2002 the county had 1,116 farms and ranches covering 229,272 acres, 35 percent of which were devoted to crops, 33 percent to woodlands, and 28 percent to pasture. In that year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $12,317,000; livestock sales accounted for $10,614,000 of the total. Cattle, hay, poultry, nursery plants, horses, vegetables, and watermelons were the chief agricultural products.

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