Irion County, Texas

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Irion County, Texas

Irion County is located in West Texas and features hilly terrain broken by Middle Concho River with clay and sandy soils. Local economy consists of ranching, oil and gas, and wildlife recreation.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $363K
Lowest Price $281K
Highest Price $433K
Total Listings 5
Avg. Price/SQFT $212

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Where is Irion County, Texas? 

  • Irion County is on U.S. Highway 67 and State Highway 163 in southwest central Texas, bounded on the west by Reagan County, on the south by Crockett and Schleicher counties, and on the north and east by Tom Green County. It was named for Robert Anderson Irion. The center of the county is at 31°18' north latitude and 100°35' west longitude, forty miles southwest of San Angelo.
  • The county embraces 1,051 square miles of rolling prairie, grass, mesquite, and, in some sections, exposed rock. Elevations range from 2,100 to 2,600 feet above sea level. The county is drained by the Middle Concho River and its tributaries; springs in the Edwards Plateau limestone feed Dove and Spring creeks.

Adjacent Counties

  • Tom Green County (north and east)
  • Schleicher County (southeast)
  • Crockett County (southwest)
  • Reagan County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Irion County 

  • The Twin Mountains Formation, also known as the Twin Mountain Formation, is a sedimentary rock formation, within the Trinity Group, found in Texas of the United States of America. It is a terrestrial formation of Aptian age (Lower Cretaceous), and is notable for its dinosaur fossils.

  • San Angelo is a city on the Concho River in Texas. It’s known for its 1860s U.S. army post, the Fort Concho National Historic Landmark. Its restored buildings display original artifacts and weapons. The Concho River Walk is a long, green corridor with walking trails, gardens and parks, such as The Bosque and Kids' Kingdom. Downtown, Concho Avenue is lined with restored 19th- and 20th-century period buildings.

Farming and Ranching in Irion County 

  • The county embraces 1,051 square miles of rolling prairie, grass, mesquite, and, in some sections, exposed rock. Elevations range from 2,100 to 2,600 feet above sea level. The county is drained by the Middle Concho River and its tributaries; springs in the Edwards Plateau limestone feed Dove and Spring creeks. Soils vary from sandy to clay to gravel.

  • The average annual rainfall is 21.33 inches. Irion County has an average minimum temperature of 32° F in January and an average maximum of 96° in July. The growing season lasts 232 days. About 90 percent of the county's $7 million annual agricultural income is derived from cattle, sheep, and Angora goats; other agricultural products include pecans, sorghums, small grains, and cotton. Oil and gas production provides most of the county's income. In 1982 crude production was 3,425,871 barrels, worth $102,760,444.
 

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