Lamar County, Texas

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Lamar County, Texas

Lamar County is located in North Texas and divided between the Red and Sulphur rivers. Land features blackland soils, pines, hardwoods, Pat Mayse Lake and Lake Cook. Local economy consists of varied manufacturing, agribusiness, medical, and government services.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $4.4M
Total Listings 35
Avg. Price/SQFT $491

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Where is Lamar County, Texas?

  • Lamar County is in North Texas on the Oklahoma border. Paris, the county's largest town and the county seat, is about 100 miles northeast of Dallas. The county's center point is 33°40' north latitude and 95°35' west longitude. Lamar County comprises 919 square miles of pasture and farmlands, with some scattered timber. The terrain is gently rolling; the elevation ranges between 400 and 635 feet above sea level.
  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 49,891. The county was formed by the Congress of the Republic of Texas on December 17, 1840 and organized the next year. It is named for Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, the second president of the Republic of Texas. Lamar County comprises the Paris, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Choctaw County, Oklahoma (north)
  • Red River County (east)
  • Delta County (south)
  • Fannin County (west)
  • Bryan County, Oklahoma (northwest)

 Sites and Attractions in Lamar County

  • Texas's Eiffel Tower is a landmark in the city of Paris, Texas. The tower was constructed in 1993. It is a scale model of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, and is less than one tenth of the height of the original. This replica was built in 1993, the same year as another one in the United States, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Tennessee. Original plans made the construction five feet taller than the one in Tennessee and a cowboy hat added to the top, in a competitive spirit, made the total height 65 feet.

  • Pat Mayse Lake is in the Red River Basin in Lamar County, Texas. The damsite is on Sanders Creek (a tributary of the Red River) approximately one mile south of the town of Chicota, four miles northwest of Powderly and twelve miles north of Paris, Texas. Easy access to developed park areas has made the lake a mecca for families who enjoy camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, and other outdoor recreation. Pat Mayse Lake provides excellent opportunities for fishing and hunting. Sport fish species in the lake include largemouth bass, white crappie, sunfish, striped bass, channel and flathead catfish, and other common fish species.

Farming and Ranching in Lamar County

  • Northern Lamar County, above Paris, drains into the Red River, while the southern half drains southeast into the North Sulphur River. Soil types range from a blackland clay, which predominates in the southern half of the county, to loamy soils characteristic of the once-wooded areas of the northern part of the county. Mineral resources include limestone and gravel from the Red River and North Sulphur River regions.
  • The major lakes are Lake Pat Mayes, a 5,000-acre reservoir formed by the impoundment of Sanders Creek in the northern portion of the county during the late 1960s, and Lake Crook, a small reservoir on Pine Creek just north of Paris. Temperatures range from an average high of 94° F in August to an average low of 31° in January. Rainfall averages slightly more than forty-five inches a year. The growing season extends for 228 days.

  • In the early twenty-first century agribusiness, various manufacturing concerns, and government services were key elements of the area’s economy. In 2002 the county had 1,725 farms and ranches covering 470,216 acres, 49 percent of which were devoted to crops, 36 percent to pasture, and 12 percent to woodlands. In that year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $38,985,000, with livestock sales accounting for $27,209,000 of that total. Beef, dairy, hay, soybeans, wheat, corn, and sorghum were the chief agricultural products.

 

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