La Salle County, Texas

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La Salle County, Texas

La Salle County features brushy plains broken by the Nueces and Frio rivers and their tributaries. Land consists of chocolate, dark gray, and sandy loam soils. Local economy is comprised of agribusiness, hunting leases, tourism, and government services.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.1M
Lowest Price $320K
Highest Price $2.1M
Total Listings 6
Avg. Days On Market 191
Avg. Price/SQFT $723

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Where is La Salle County, Texas?

  • La Salle County, in South Texas, is bordered by Dimmit, Frio, Webb, and McMullen counties. Cotulla, the county's largest town and the county seat, is located in the northwestern part of the county at the intersection of Interstate highway 35 and State Highway 97. The center point of the county is at 28°20' north latitude and 99°05' west longitude.
  •  As of the 2010 census, its population was 6,886. The county was created in 1858 and later organized in 1880. It is named for René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, a 17th-century French explorer.

Adjacent Counties

  • Frio County (north)
  • Atascosa County (northeast)
  • McMullen County (east)
  • Webb County (south)
  • Dimmit County (west)
  • Zavala County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in La Salle County

  • Atlee was founded sometime in the 1880s as a stop on the International-Great Northern Railroad shortly after it built through La Salle County. It never developed into much more than a small cluster of houses around the IGN depot, but it did manage to appear on maps as late as 1980. It is now a ghost town.

  • The Cotulla Ranch is a historic ranch near Cotulla in La Salle County, Texas, U.S.. It was established in the 1860s by Joseph Cotulla, a Polish immigrant who served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since June 13, 2014.

Farming and Ranching in La Salle County

  • Temperatures in La Salle County range from an average high of 99° F in July to an average low of 42° in January; the average annual temperature is 71°. Rainfall averages twenty-two inches a year, and the growing season lasts for 288 days. Mineral resources include sand and gravel, oil, gas, and lignite coal. Oil production in 1982 totaled 505,645 barrels; gas production totaled 4,668,423,000 cubic feet of gas-well gas and 350,459,000 cubic feet of casinghead gas.
  • Soils in the northwestern half of the county are deep to moderately deep, often light-colored loams that overlie clayey subsoils and, in places, limestone only forty inches beneath the surface. The cracking, clayey soils in the southeastern half of La Salle County vary from light to black in color. Most of the county is drained by the Nueces River, which flows across the county from the west toward the southeast; the northeastern quarter of La Salle County is drained by the Frio River. In 1982 more than 90 percent of the county was devoted to ranching and farming. Only 3 percent of the land was cultivated; livestock and livestock products accounted for 87 percent of the agricultural income.
 

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