Jackson County, Texas

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Jackson County, Texas

Jackson County is located in the south coastal region with prairie and motts of trees. Land features loam, clay and black soils that drain to creeks, rivers, and bays. Local economy consists of plastics, manufacturing, and agribusiness.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $707K
Lowest Price $285K
Highest Price $1.8M
Total Listings 24
Avg. Days On Market 145
Avg. Price/SQFT $332

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Where is Jackson County, Texas?

  • Jackson County, on U.S. Highway 59 in the Coastal Prairies region southwest of Houston, borders both Lavaca Bay and Carancahua Bay and is bounded by Calhoun, Victoria, Lavaca, Colorado, Wharton, and Matagorda counties. Edna, the county's largest town, is the county seat. The county's center lies at 28°57' north latitude and 96°35' west longitude.

  • Elevation ranges from sea level to 150 feet. Jackson County, one of the original counties of Texas, was formed in 1836 from the old Mexican municipality of Jackson. Both the municipality and the county were named after President Andrew Jackson and were settled predominantly by American colonists. Jackson County comprises 844 square miles.

Adjacent Counties

  • Colorado County (north)
  • Wharton County (northeast)
  • Matagorda County (southeast)
  • Calhoun County (south)
  • Victoria County (southwest)
  • Lavaca County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Jackson County

  • Leading attractions in the county include hunting and fishing, the Texana Museum, Brackenridge Plantation campground, and Lake Texana State Park.

  • Lake Texana State Park is on Lake Texana 6½ miles east of Edna in central Jackson County. The park, operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, consists of 575 acres of coastal prairie and oak woodlands and is operated under a fifty-year lease from the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority and Water and Power Resources Service.

  • The Allen Memorial Presbyterian Church is an excellent example of a small-scale, late Gothic Revival ecclesiastical building. Designed by Waco architect, T. Brooks Pearson, the church was completed in late 1908 and dedicated in 1909. Its distinctive Gothic Revival characteristics include masonry construction, flanking towers, street facing gables, triplearched entry, stained glass windows with cast stone tracery set in pointed arches, finials, and decorative brick courses.

Farming and Ranching in Jackson County 

  • Between 41 and 50 percent of Jackson County land is deemed prime farmland. With an average annual temperature of 70°, the county has a subtropical, humid climate. Tropical storms and hurricanes are possible from June through October. Temperatures in January vary from an average low of 43° F to an average high of 63° and in July range from 75° to 94°. The average annual rainfall is forty inches. The growing season averages 285 days; the first freeze normally occurs in early December and the last in late February.

  • In 2002 the county had 917 farms and ranches covering 470,000 acres, 39 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 53 percent to crops, and 6 percent to woodlands. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $41,860,000; crop sales accounted for $30,598,000 of the total. Cotton, cattle, corn, and rice were the chief agricultural products. More than 1,030,000 barrels of oil, and 20,928,565 thousand cubic feet of gas well gas, were produced in the county in 2004; by the end of that year 681,128,930 barrels of oil had been taken from county lands since 1934.
 

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