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Hill County, Texas

Hill County is located in North Central Texas. Land features level to rolling topography with blackland and sandy loam soils the drain to the Brazos, Lake Whitney, and Aquilla Lake. Local economy consists of agribusiness, tourism, and varied manufacturing.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $895K
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $4.9M
Total Listings 105
Avg. Days On Market 17
Avg. Price/SQFT $359

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Where is Hill County, Texas?

  • Hill County is in north central Texas. Hillsboro, the county seat and largest city within the county, is at the junction of Interstate Highway 35 East and West, about fifty-five miles south of Fort Worth and thirty-five miles north of Waco.
  • The county topography includes level plains and gently rolling hills at an elevation varying between 400 and 900 feet above sea level.
  • The Nolan River, Mustang Creek, and Whiterock Creek drain into the Brazos River, which forms the county's western border. Streams in the eastern and northern parts of the county, such as Richland, Ash, and Bynum creeks, empty into the Trinity River basin. Flood controls and water supplies for the county are provided by Lake Whitney in the west, Navarro Mills Lake in the southeast, and Aquilla Lake in the southwest. Wells provide another source of water for many cities and farms in Hill County.

Adjacent Counties

  • Johnson County (north)
  • Ellis County (northeast)
  • Navarro County (east)
  • Limestone County (southeast)
  • McLennan County (south)
  • Bosque County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Hill County 

  • Lake Whitney State Park campground has 135 single-family campsites and is located along the shore of beautiful Lake Whitney.  Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. There are 41 full hookup sites, 31 with water & electric and 63 with water.  Cabins and group camping are also available. Outdoor recreation activities include boating, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, picnicking, biking, hiking and wildlife viewing.
  • The first division of the Texas Heritage Museum is the Galleries and Collection. Historical artifacts are exhibited from the Texas Republic through the Vietnam War within the museum galleries and collections that serve as tangible evidence of historical events. 
  • Fall Creek Vineyards, established in 1975, is the oldest vineyard & winery operation in the Hill Country and founder of the region. Fall Creek Vineyards is at the forefront of the Texas wine industry in demand and accolades for its award-winning wines. Located on the northwest shores of Lake Buchanan, boat cruises are available to magnificent Fall Creek Falls lake – level permitting. Tasting, tours, picnic facilities with light fare for sale and gift shop offered daily.

Farming and Ranching in Hill County

  • The black, waxy, clayey soil includes the rich rolling hills and farmland of Hillsboro and Itasca. Cotton, grain sorghum, and corn are the primary crops of the region and provide stability to the area economy. Natural vegetation includes bunch grasses such as buffalo grass, big bluestem, switchgrass, and indiangrass.
  • The Eastern Cross Timbers begins in the Woodbine formation that follows the reddish-brown sandy clay found along Aquilla Creek. Within this region, post oak, blackjack oak, live oak, and pecan trees provide a limited source of timber for the county.
  • Between April and September of each year falls 56 percent of the average annual rainfall: 36–40 inches in the eastern part of the county and 32–36 inches in the western. The temperature ranges between an average high of 95° F in July and an average low of 36° in January. The mild temperatures and adequate rainfall provide a growing season of 230 days a year. 


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