Montague County, Texas

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Montague County, Texas

Montague County features rolling terrain draining to tributaries of Trinity and Red rivers with sandy loam, red and black soils. Also contains Lake Nocona and Lake Amon G Carter. Local economy consists of agribusiness, oil, varied manufacturing, and government services.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $798K
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $2.8M
Total Listings 54
Avg. Price/SQFT $341

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Where is Montague County, Texas?

  • Montague County is in north central Texas on the Oklahoma border. The county seat, also named Montague, is 100 miles northwest of Dallas. The county's center lies at approximately 33°30' north latitude and 97°30' west longitude. Most of Montague County's 937 square miles lies in the region known as the western Cross Timbers, in which the dominantly light colored, sandy, and loamy soils support a post oak savannah.

  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 19,719. The county was created in 1857 and organized the next year. It is named for Daniel Montague, a surveyor and soldier in the Mexican–American War. Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, represents Montague County in the Texas House of Representatives. He carried the county in the 2012 Republican runoff election.

Adjacent Counties

  • Jefferson County, Oklahoma (north)
  • Love County, Oklahoma (northeast)
  • Cooke County (east)
  • Wise County (south)
  • Jack County (southwest)
  • Clay County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Montague County

  • Lake Nocona or Farmer's Creek Reservoir was begun in 1959 and completed in October 1960. It is formed by a dam on Farmer's Creek about nine miles northeast of Nocona, Texas in northeastern Montague County and is owned and operated by North Montague County Water Supply District. Lake Nocona offers many recreational opportunities. Facilities include a marina, lakeside RV spaces and camping grounds, and three public parks with boat ramps and fishing piers.

  • The Horton Classic Car Museum is housed in what once was the town's Ford dealership. It has a roomy 37,400 square feet to explore, and over 130 cars on display. The collection focuses on American vintage, classic and muscle cars. Corvette fans will love the museum's extensive corvette collection that features 32 corvettes from 1953 to 1978.

Farming and Ranching in Montague County

  • Between 41 and 50 percent of the land is considered prime farmland. The growing season extends 229 days, and rainfall averages thirty to thirty-five inches a year. Temperatures during the year range from an average high of 96° F in July to average low of 32° in January. Mineral resources produced by the county are petroleum and natural gas. 
  • In the early twenty-first century agribusiness, oil production, and various manufacturing concerns were key elements of the area's economy; companies in Nocona produced boots, athletic goods, and other products. More than 1,512,000 barrels of oil and 292,212 cubic feet of gas-well gas were produced in the county in 2004; by the end of that year 290,366,434 barrels of oil had been taken from county lands since 1919.
  • In 2002 the county had 1,399 farms and ranches covering 503,562 acres, 50 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 36 percent to crops, and 12 percent to woodlands. In that year Montague County farmers and ranchers earned $31,872,000; crop sales accounted for $28,117,000 of the total. Beef, hay, wheat, dairy products, pecans, peaches, and melons were the chief agricultural products.
 

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