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Jeff Davis County, Texas

Jeff Davis County has the highest average elevation in Texas. Land features Mt. Livermore, canyons, plateaus, inter-mountain wash with clay, loam soils, cedars and oaks. Local economy consists of tourism, agriculture, and McDonald Observatory.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.2M
Lowest Price $598K
Highest Price $2.1M
Total Listings 8
Avg. Price/SQFT $457

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Where is Jeff Davis County, Texas?

  • Jeff Davis County is recognizable for its unique shape; it is a pentagon that has no north, south, east or west boundaries, save for a six-mile line serving as its southern boundary. It is the only county in the United States that touches a foreign country (Mexico) at a single point.

Things to do in Jeff Davis County

  • The McDonald Observatory is a very popular attraction in Jeff Davis County, Texas. 
  • You can go see the Davis Mountain National Park. This offers trails to hike and bike, as well as camp sites. 
  • Jeff Davis county also offers access to the legendary Fort Davis located in the Davis Mountains. Fort Davis is one of the best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest. From 1854 to 1891, Fort Davis was strategically located to protect emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the Trans-Pecos portion of the San Antonio-El Paso Road and on the Chihuahua Trail.

Farming and Ranching in Jeff Davis County

  • In 2002 the county had 79 ranches covering 1,488,732 acres, 96 percent of which were devoted to pasture. That year ranchers and farmers in the area earned $6,365,000; livestock sales accounted for $6,219,000 of the total. Beef cattle, nursery plants, apples, and grapes were the chief agricultural products.
  • The largest sector in livestock for Jeff Davis county is the raising of horses and donkeys. Jeff Davis has the highest average altitude of any county in Texas. 
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