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Hunt County, Texas

Hunt County consists of level to rolling terrain with heavy blackland soil, loam, and sandy loam soils and features Sabine and Sulphur rivers, Lake Tawakoni and Greenville City Lake. Local economy consist of education, varied manufacturing, agribusiness, several Fortune 500 companies, and many residents employed in Dallas.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.2M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $18.6M
Total Listings 236
Avg. Days On Market 128
Avg. Price/SQFT $511

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Where is Hunt County, Texas?

  • Hunt County is located in northeastern Texas. Greenville, the county seat and largest town, is fifty-one miles northeast of Dallas on Interstate Highway 30. The county's center lies at approximately 36°06' north latitude and 96°05' west longitude. The county comprises 840 square miles of the Blackland Prairie region of the state, a vast plain. The stream valleys are shallow, and the drainage divides are well rounded. Elevation in the county ranges from a low of 450 feet above sea level in the southeastern part to a high of 700 feet in the northwestern part
  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 86,129. The 2018 Census Bureau estimate for Hunt County's population is 96,493. The county is named for Memucan Hunt, Jr., the first Republic of Texas Minister to the United States from 1837 to 1838 and the third Texas Secretary of the Navy from 1838 to 1839. Hunt County is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan statistical area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Fannin County (north)
  • Delta County (northeast)
  • Hopkins County (east)
  • Rains County (southeast)
  • Van Zandt County (southeast)
  • Kaufman County (south)
  • Rockwall County (southwest)
  • Collin County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Hunt County

  • Located just 50 miles east of Dallas Lake Tawakoni is a must see. Explore the 376 acres of oak forest, more than five miles of lakeshore, and the lake itself. Boat, fish, or swim on the water; hike, mountain-bike, go birding or geocaching on land. Reserve a campsite for your tent or RV, or camp with a group. Rent our amphitheater for a special event. Take a virtual tour with our interactive trails map.

  • The Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum is located at 600 Interstate 30 East, in the city of Greenville, county of Hunt, in the U.S. state of Texas. It was established in 1987. Cotton was Hunt County's largest cash crop in the early 20th century, and the museum features a "History of Cotton" exhibit. Much of the focus of the museum is dedicated to military veterans. Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy was born in Hunt County and worked in Greenville before entering the military. The Hunt County War Memorial was dedicated on the museum's grounds in 2004. The memorial features a 10-foot (3 m) bronze statue of Murphy created by Greenville artist Gordon Thomas.

Farming and Ranching in Hunt County 

  • The soil on the uplands in Hunt County is predominantly loamy or clayey and loamy. The soil on the bottomlands is clayey. The bottoms are not suited for cultivation in most parts of the county because they are subject to flooding. Mineral resources include gas, oil, and sand. Temperatures range from an average winter minimum of 33° F in January to an average summer maximum of 93° in July. Rainfall averages forty-three inches a year, and the growing season varies from 218 to 247 days.
  • In 2002 the county had 2,784 farms and ranches covering 400,272 acres, 56 percent of which were devoted to crops, 35 percent to pasture, and 6 percent to woodlands. In that year local farmers and ranchers earned $28,066,000; livestock sales accounted for $16,351,000 of the total. Cattle, forage, and greenhouse crops were the chief agricultural products.

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