Jim Hogg County, Texas

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Jim Hogg County, Texas

Jim Hogg County is located in South Texas and features rolling plains with heavy brush cover. Land features white blow sand and sandy loam. Local economy consists of oil and cattle operations.

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Where is Jim Hogg County, Texas?

  • Jim Hogg County is in the Rio Grande Plain region of South Texas twenty-eight miles north of the Mexican border and sixty-six miles west of the Gulf Coast. The county, named for Governor James Stephen Hogg, is bordered by Webb, Duval, Jim Wells, Brooks, Starr, and Zapata counties. Its center lies at 27°05' north latitude and 98°43' west longitude.

  • Hebbronville, the largest town and county seat, is at the junction of State highways 16, 285, and 359, in the north central part of the county. Other communities include Agua Nueva, Altavista, Guerra, Randado, and Thompsonville. The county comprises 1,136 square miles of flat to gently rolling terrain vegetated with mesquite, scrub brush, grasses, and chaparral.

Adjacent Counties

  • Duval County (north)
  • Brooks County (east)
  • Starr County (south)
  • Zapata County (west)
  • Webb County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Jim Hogg County 

  • Hunting is the principal tourist attraction. The county is in the center of a white-tailed deer and bobwhite quail hunting area, and numerous hunters from around the state come to the county during the fall and winter.
  • Immaculate Chapel is a modest-looking, simple place of worship located in Hebbronville. This chapel is a plain white structure, and the interior is painted a vibrant blue. A statue of Saint Joseph greets you at the entrance, and a smiling Mother Mary stands at the center of the altar.

Farming and Ranching in Jim Hogg County

  • Mineral resources include caliche, clay, uranium, oil, and gas. Temperatures range from 44° F to 69° in January and 73° to 99° in July; the average annual temperature is 73°. Rainfall averages twenty-three inches a year, and the growing season lasts 305 days. 
  •  Elevations range from 200 to 800 feet. In the east, soils are sandy, with areas of light color, or have loamy surfaces over very deep reddish or mottled clayey subsoils. The rest of the county has loamy surfaces over deep reddish or mottled clayey subsoils, with limestone near the surface in some areas.
 

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