McMullen County, Texas

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McMullen County, Texas

McMullen County is located in Southern Texas with brushy plains sloping to the Frio and Nueces rivers. Also features Choke Canyon Reservoir and saline clay soils. Local economy consists of government services, retail, agriculture, and oil and gas services.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.1M
Lowest Price $439K
Highest Price $2.5M
Total Listings 4
Avg. Days On Market 77
Avg. Price/SQFT $364

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Where is McMullen County, Texas?

  • McMullen County is in southern Texas surrounded by Atascosa, Live Oak, Duval, and La Salle counties. Tilden, the county's largest town and the county seat, is in the north central part of the county at the intersection of State highways 72 and 16. The center of the county lies at 28°20' north latitude and 98°32' west longitude. McMullen County was named for John McMullen, the Irish empresario. The county comprises 1,159 square miles of usually flat to rolling terrain covered with mesquite, scrub brush, cacti, chaparral, and grasses. Elevation ranges from approximately 150 to 450 feet.

  • The county was established from parts of Bexar County, Atascosa County, and Live Oak County in 1858 and later organized in 1877. It is named for John McMullen, founder of a colony in Texas. The McMullen County Courthouse was designed by the architect W.C. Stephenson, originally from Buffalo, New York. Stephenson also designed some fifty buildings in Beeville, including the Bee County Courthouse.

Adjacent Counties

  • Atascosa County (north)
  • Live Oak County (east)
  • Duval County (south)
  • La Salle County (west)
  • Frio County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in McMullen County 

  • Watch the sun rise over the lake while birds sing in the brush. Spend the day casting for your next big fish story. Come see us on the shore of Choke Canyon Res­er­voir, between San Antonio and Corpus Christi.
  • The Museum had its beginning in 1963 when the McMullen County Historical Survey was appointed and organized by the late Judge Jesse P. Crain. The first repository was located in a closet in the McMullen County Courthouse and later a small room on the second floor was used for the museum. The museum was opened in the Courthouse in 1967 and artifacts were displayed in the museum and the overflow was displayed in the Court Room. 

Farming and Ranching in McMullen County

  • The northern half of McMullen County is drained by the Frio River, which empties into the Choke Canyon Reservoir in the northeastern corner of the county. In 1982, 87 percent of the county's land was devoted to ranching and farming and 2 percent was cultivated. Livestock and livestock products accounted for 93 percent of its agricultural income. Mineral resources include uranium, salt domes, sand and gravel, oil, natural gas, and lignite coal. Crude oil production in 1982 totalled 899,661 barrels; 20,209,632,000 cubic feet of gas well gas, 693,355,000 cubic feet of casinghead gas, and 56,627 barrels of condensate were also produced.
  • Temperatures in McMullen County range from an average high of 98° F in July to an average low of 42° in January; the average annual temperature is 71° F. Rainfall averages 24 inches per year, and the growing season lasts for 290 days.
  • Soils in the county vary: in some areas light to dark loamy soils cover reddish, clayey subsoils, with limestone within forty inches of the surface; in others cracking, grey to black clayey soils predominate. Most of the county is drained by the Nueces River, which flows northeasterly from the southwestern corner of the county and bisects its eastern border. 
 

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