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Johnson County, Texas

Johnson County is located in North Central Texas and is drained by the tributaries of Trinity and Brazos rivers. Land features lakes, rolling hills, and many soil types. Local economy consists of agribusiness, railroad shops, manufacturing, distribution, lake activities, and many residence employed in Fort Worth.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.7M
Lowest Price $275K
Highest Price $19M
Total Listings 166
Avg. Price/SQFT $640

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Where is Johnson County, Texas?

  • Johnson County is located in north central Texas on the southwestern edge of the Dallas–Fort Worth area. Cleburne, the county seat, is fifty-five miles southwest of downtown Dallas and twenty-nine miles south of downtown Fort Worth. The center of the county is at approximately 97°23' west longitude and 32°24' north latitude. Johnson County comprises 740 square miles with three geographical areas.
  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 150,934. Johnson County is named for Middleton Johnson, a Texas Ranger, soldier, and politician. Johnson County is included in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan statistical area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Tarrant County (north)
  • Dallas County (northeast)
  • Ellis County (east)
  • Hill County (south)
  • Bosque County (southwest)
  • Somervell County (southwest)
  • Hood County (west)
  • Parker County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Johnson County

  • A spring-fed lake, trails through the forest, quiet camp­sites – what more do you need? Get away from hectic city life at Cleburne State Park, just 30 minutes south­west of Fort Worth on the northern edge of the Hill Country. The park offers fun for the whole family, for an afternoon or a weekend. On the lake, you can canoe or kayak, fish, swim, and boat (no wake). On land, you can explore nearly 13 miles of trails on foot or bike, set up camp, look for geocaches, and nature watch.
  • The Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum is in Cleburne, Texas. Tepees and life size cattle drive silhouettes greet you as you enter the museum. These unique museum features are fast becoming one of the most recognized and photographed landmarks in this part of Texas. We offer free docent-led tours with advance notice on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Farming and Ranching in Johnson County

  • Cash crops of cotton, grain sorghum, and small grains are grown in the Blackland areas. In addition, pastures of kleingrass and Bermuda grass have been established. The primary natural resources in the county are sand and gravel. The topography is level to gently sloping in the east and changes gradually to steep in some western parts of the county. Elevation ranges between 600 feet and 1,000 feet above sea level. The primary water sources are the Brazos and Nolan rivers. The Brazos flows along the southwestern border of Johnson County, and the Nolan runs north to south through the center of the county to join the Brazos. Secondary streams include Chambers, Buffalo, Mountain, Village, Mustang, Valley, and Walnut creeks.
  • The upper portion of Lake Whitney, on the Brazos, and Lake Pat Cleburne, on the Nolan, are the principal reservoirs. The average annual precipitation is thirty-three inches, and temperature averages range between a winter low of 35° F and a summer high of 96°. The growing season averages 233 days.

  • The western half is a part of the Grand Prairie, where the predominant soil type is alkaline loam over limestone. About one-third of the county is in the Eastern Cross Timbers, with acid soils that are both loamy with clay subsoil and sandy with loamy subsoils. The rest of the area to the east is Blackland Prairie, with deep clayey, alkaline soils. The Grand Prairie area supports grasses with cedar and mesquite and is inhabited by white-tailed deer, coyotes, rabbits, and squirrels. The Eastern Cross Timbers is a post oak savannah with some acreage of improved Bermuda grass and kleingrass.


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