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Mclennan County, Texas

McLennan County is located in Central Texas and consists mostly of Blackland prairie with some rolling hills in the west. Land drains to Bosque, Brozos rivers, Lake Waco, Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir, and Lake Creek Lake . Soils are heavy loam and sandy. Local economy consists of Agribusiness, education, and health services.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.6M
Lowest Price $420K
Highest Price $5.6M
Total Listings 32
Avg. Days On Market 93
Avg. Price/SQFT $601

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Where is Mclennan County, Texas?

  • McLennan County is in east central Texas, 230 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, bordered by Hill, Limestone, Falls, Bell, Coryell, and Bosque counties. Waco, the county seat, is on the Brazos River at the intersection of Interstate Highway 35 and U.S Highway 84, ninety miles south of Dallas and 100 miles north of Austin.
  • Situated partially in the Grand Prairie and partially in the Blackland Prairie, McLennan County comprises 1,031 square miles of flat to rolling terrain at elevations ranging from 400 to 850 feet above sea level. The land in the western section of the county has varied terrain surfaced by shallow, stony soils that support mountain cedar and oak.

Adjacent Counties 

  • Hill County (north)
  • Limestone County (east)
  • Falls County (southeast)
  • Bell County (south)
  • Coryell County (southwest)
  • Bosque County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Mclennan County

  • Located in Waco, Texas the Waco Mammoth National Monument is a sight to see. Standing as tall as 14 feet and weighing 20,000 pounds, Columbian mammoths roamed across what is present-day Texas thousands of years ago. Today, the fossil specimens represent the nation's first and only recorded evidence of a nursery herd of ice age Columbian mammoths.
  • Lake Waco is a reservoir located within the city limits of Waco, in McLennan County, Texas, which serves as the western border for the city of Waco. The dam is located on the Bosque River. The lake has 79,000 acre feet of water and is currently run by the Army Corps of Engineers. Boating, and fishing are just a couple of the activities to do while visiting Lake Waco. 
  • The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas, is the state-designated official historical center of the famed Texas Rangers law enforcement agency. It consists of the Homer Garrison Jr. museum gallery, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, the Texas Ranger Research Center, and the Headquarters of Texas Rangers Company "F". The City of Waco serves as the appointed trustee on behalf of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Legislature.

Farming and Ranching in Mclennan County  

  • Among the county's mineral resources are limestone, sand, gravel, oil, and gas. The climate is subtropical with an average minimum temperature of 37° F in January and an average high temperature of 97° F in July. The growing season averages 253 days annually, and the rainfall averages thirty-three inches.
  •  In 2002 the county had 2,571 farms and ranches covering 538,473 acres, 55 percent of which were devoted to crops and 37 percent to pasture. In that year local farmers and ranchers earned $538,473, with livestock sales accounting for $39,330,000 of the total. Beef cattle, corn, wheat, hay, grain sorghum, soybeans, and dairy cattle were the chief agricultural products.
  • The county is bisected from southwest to northeast by the Balcones Fault, and the rolling prairie along the fault line is broken by locally steep slopes. The county lies entirely within the Brazos River basin and is drained primarily by the South and Middle Bosque rivers in the west and by the Tehuacana and Aquilla creeks in the east; the Brazos River crosses the county from northwest to southeast.


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