Hemphill County, Texas

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Hemphill County, Texas

Hemphill County is located in the Panhandle. Land features sloping surfaces broken by the Canadian and Washita rivers with sandy, red and dark soils. Local economy consists of oil and gas, agriculture, tourism, hunting, and government services.

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Where is Hemphill County, Texas?

  • Hemphill County lies in the rolling plains on the eastern edge of the Panhandle, east of the Texas High Plains. It is bordered on the east by Oklahoma, on the south by Wheeler County, on the west by Roberts County, and on the north by Lipscomb County. The center point of the county is at 35°50' north latitude and 100°15' west longitude. Canadian, the county seat, is eight to ten miles northwest of the center of the county and about 120 miles northeast of Amarillo. The county was named for John Hemphill. It comprises 904 square miles of rolling plains and rugged terrain, broken by two major rivers and dozens of creeks.

  • The Canadian River flows easterly across the north central part of the county, and the Washita River flows west to east across the southern part. Red Deer Creek is the major tributary of the Canadian in the county; Gageby Creek is the largest county tributary of the Washita. More than three dozen smaller creeks drain into the two rivers. The elevation ranges from 2,200 to 2,800 feet above sea level.

Adjacent Counties

  • Lipscomb County (north)
  • Ellis County, Oklahoma (northeast)
  • Roger Mills County, Oklahoma (southeast)
  • Wheeler County (south)
  • Roberts County (west)
  • Gray County (southwest)

Sites and Attractions in Hemphill County 

  • The Canadian River is the longest tributary of the Arkansas River in the United States. It is about 906 miles long, starting in Colorado and traveling through New Mexico, the Texas Panhandle, and Oklahoma. The drainage area is about 47,700 square miles.
  • The Black Kettle National Grassland, in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma and Hemphill County, Texas, contains 31,286 acres of which 30,710 acres are in Oklahoma.
  • Glazier, the county's only other town, had 48 residents in 2014. The rest of the population lives on farms and ranches.

Farming and Ranching in Hemphill County 

  •  The county's clay loam, sandy loam, and alluvial soils support a variety of native grasses as well as wheat, grain sorghum, hay, and other cultivated grass crops. Some cottonwood and elm trees can be found in the numerous creekbottoms. Oil and natural gas also contribute to the local economy; oil production in 2000 was more than 505,000 barrels. The average annual rainfall is 20.5 inches, and the growing season averages 204 days a year; the average maximum temperature is 95° F in July, and the average minimum is 23° in January.
  • In 2002 the county had 239 farms and ranches covering 546,373 acres, 85 percent of which were devoted to pasture and 15 percent to crops. In that year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $92,490,000; livestock sales accounted for $92,027,000 of the total. Fed beef and stocker cattle were the most important elements of the county's agricultural economy. Crops included wheat, sorghum, and hay.
 

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