Kent County, Texas

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Kent County, Texas

Kent County features rolling, broken terrain that drains to Salt and Double Mountain forks of the Brozos River. Land features sandy loam soils. Local economy consists of agribusiness, oil and gas, government services, and hunting leases.

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Where is Kent County, Texas?

  • Kent County, in West Texas, is bounded on the north by Dickens County, on the west by Garza County, on the east by Stonewall County, and on the south by Scurry and Fisher counties. It comprises 878 square miles of rolling, broken terrain, part prairie and part mesquite woodland, drained by the Salt and Double Mountain forks of the Brazos River. The county center is at 33°10' north latitude and 100°45' west longitude, eighty-five miles southeast of Lubbock.
  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 808, making it the sixth-least populous county in Texas. Its county seat is Jayton. The county was created in 1876 and later organized in 1892. It is named for Andrew Kent, who died at the Battle of the Alamo.

Adjacent Counties

  • Dickens County (north)
  • Stonewall County (east)
  • Fisher County (southeast)
  • Scurry County (south)
  • Garza County (west)
  • King County (northeast)
  • Crosby County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Kent County 

  • The First National Bank Building at 402 Donoho St. in Jayton, Texas was built in 1912. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. It is a Classical Revival-style building with brick veneer and masonry bearing walls on a concrete foundation. It also served as the Kent County Courthouse in 1955.

  • Visit Jayton Park located in Jayton, Texas. The park offers great views and a relaxing enviorment to take your family and friends. 

Farming and Ranching in Kent County 

  • The soils are sand and sandy loam, the elevation is 1,900 to 2,400 feet, and the average annual rainfall is 20.75 inches. The average minimum temperature in January is 28° F; the average maximum in July is 97°. The 216-day growing season produces about $10 million average annual income from agriculture, 55 percent from cattle, sheep, and hogs and the rest from cotton, sorghums, and grain. Irrigation is used on only 500 acres.

  • There is no manufacturing, but more than 10.5 million barrels of oil produced in 1982 earned $514,387,691. Total production from 1946 to 1982 was 363,582,743 barrels. Timber includes cottonwood, cedar, and mesquite. There are deposits of brick clay, sand, gravel, and kaolin.

 

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