Jack County, Texas

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Jack County, Texas

Jack County features rolling cross timber broken by the West Fork of the Trinity with sand, dark brown, loam soils. Also contains Lake Bridgeport, Lake Jacksboro, and Lost Creek Reservoir. Local economy consists of petroleum production, oil field services, livestock, manufacturing, and tourism.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $947K
Lowest Price $255K
Highest Price $3.9M
Total Listings 32
Avg. Price/SQFT $496

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Where is Jack County, Texas?

  • Jack County, in north central Texas, is bordered by Clay, Archer, and Montague counties to the north, Young County to the west, Palo Pinto and Parker counties to the south, and Wise County to the east. Jacksboro, the county seat and the largest town in the county, is sixty miles southeast of Wichita Falls and seventy miles northwest of Fort Worth.
  • The West Fork of the Trinity River cuts across Jack County diagonally from northwest to southeast and provides the main drainage for the county. Among other creeks are East Rock, Howard, Lost, Crooked, the North Fork of Crooked, Little Cleveland, the West Fork of Keechi, Two Bush, and Henderson. Lake Bridgeport and Lake Jacksboro are in the county.

Adjacent Counties

  • Clay County (north)
  • Montague County (northeast)
  • Wise County (east)
  • Parker County (southeast)
  • Palo Pinto County (south)
  • Young County (west)
  • Archer County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Jack County 

  • Fort Richardson was a United States Army installation located in present-day Jacksboro, Texas. Named in honor of Union General Israel B. Richardson, who died in the Battle of Antietam during the American Civil War, it was active from 1867 to 1878.
  • Recreational facilities in the county include Fort Richardson State Historical Park, Lake Jacksboro, and Lake Bridgeport. Deer hunting is an important seasonal attraction. Special events include the Jack County Fair in February, the Snake Safari in March, the Weekend in Old Mesquiteville in June, and the Quarterhorse Show in September.

  • Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway is a 15.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jacksboro, Texas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Farming and Ranching in Jack County 

  • Mineral resources include petroleum, natural gas, and stone. The climate is subtropical-subhumid, generally mild and dry. Temperatures in January range from an average low of 31° F to an average high of 57° and in July from 73° to 97°. The average rainfall is about thirty inches a year, and the growing season extends for 218 days. The altitude increases from east to west and ranges from 800 feet to 1,350 feet.
  • In 2002 the county had 884 farms and ranches covering 596,172 acres, 72 percent of which were devoted to pasture,19 percent to crops, and 8 percent to woodlands. In that year local farmers and ranchers earned $15,552,000; livestock sales accounted for $14,761,000 of the total. Cattle, hay, wheat, goats, and sheep were the chief agricultural products.
 

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