Lavaca County, Texas

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Lavaca County, TX

Lavaca County is located on the Coastal Plains with rolling topography and sandy loam and black waxy soils that drain to Lavaca and Navidad rivers. Local economy consists of varied manufacturing, oil and gas, agribusiness, and tourism.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $856K
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $3.2M
Total Listings 36
Avg. Days On Market 71
Avg. Price/SQFT $391

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Where is Lavaca County, Texas?

  • Lavaca County is on U.S. highways 77 and Alternate 90 east of San Antonio in the Claypan area of southeast Central Texas. The center of the county is at approximately 29°25' north latitude and 96°55' west longitude, near the county seat, Hallettsville. The county is bounded on the north by Fayette County, on the east by Colorado and Jackson counties, on the south by Victoria County, and on the west by DeWitt and Gonzales counties. Lavaca County consists of 971 square miles of flat to undulating terrain, with elevations ranging from 150 to 350 feet. The eastern part is drained by the Navidad River, and the central and western parts are drained by the Lavaca River.
  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 19,263. The county was created in 1846. It is named for the Lavaca River which curves its way South East through Moulton and Hallettsville before reaching the coast at Matagorda Bay.

Adjacent Counties

  • Fayette County (north)
  • Colorado County (northeast)
  • Jackson County (southeast)
  • Victoria County (south)
  • DeWitt County (southwest)
  • Gonzales County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Lavaca County 

  • The attractions in Lavaca County include hunting, fishing, spring wildflower trails, the Kolache Fest in Hallettsville in September, the Shiner Bocktoberfest, the annual rodeo, and the Spoeztl Brewery in Shiner.
  • At Rocky Creek Maze guests can enjoy the 8 acre corn maze, the giant hay slide a mini-maze, slides, hayride, barrel train ride, tube slide, barnyard blaster, tether ball, duck races, corn cannon, and frog hopper. Concessions, pumpkins and souvenirs are available for purchase and special events are lined up for the entire season.

Farming and Ranching in Lavaca County 

  • The average annual temperature is 70° F; temperatures in January range from an average low of 41° to an average high of 64° and in July from 73° to 96°. The growing season averages 278 days a year, with the last freeze in early March and the first freeze in early December.
  • In 2002 the county had 2,861 farms and ranches covering 601,698 acres, 52 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 34 percent to crops, and 13 percent to woodlands. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $45,660,000; livestock sales accounted for $42,122,000 of the total. Cattle, forage, poultry, rice, corn, and sorghum were the chief agricultural products. More than 590,000 barrels of oil, and 86,673,031 thousand cubic feet of gas well gas, were produced in the county in 2004; by the end of that year 30,805,165 barrels of oil had been taken from county lands since 1941.
 

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