Morris County, Texas

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Morris County, Texas

Morris County is located in East Texas and features forested hills that drain to streams, Lake O' the Pines, Ellison Creek Reservoir, and Barns Creek Reservoir. Local economy consists of Steel manufacturing, agriculture, timber, and government services.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $890K
Lowest Price $294K
Highest Price $5.3M
Total Listings 23
Avg. Days On Market 51
Avg. Price/SQFT $360

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Where is Morris County, Texas?

  • Morris County is located in northeastern Texas, one county removed from the state's northern boundary and one county removed from the state's eastern boundary. Daingerfield, the county seat and largest town, is fifty miles southwest of Texarkana and 125 miles northeast of Dallas.  
  • U.S. Highway 67 traverses the northern part of the county from east to west, U.S. Highway 30 crosses the northwestern part of the county, and U.S. Highway 259 crosses north and south. The county's transportation needs are also served by two railroads, the St. Louis and Southwestern and the Louisiana and Arkansas, originally constructed in the late 1870s as the Texas and St. Louis and the East Line and Red River, respectively.
  • Morris County comprises 256 square miles of the East Texas timberlands, an area that is heavily forested with a great variety of softwoods and hardwoods, especially pine, cypress, and oak. The terrain ranges from gently rolling in the north to hilly in the south, with an elevation ranging from 250 to 600 feet above sea level.

Adjacent Counties

  • Bowie County (north)
  • Cass County (east)
  • Marion County (southeast)
  • Upshur County (south)
  • Camp County (southwest)
  • Titus County (west)
  • Red River County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Morris County

  • Daingerfield State Park, in Morris County southwest of Texarkana, is a 506.913-acre recreational area, deeded in 1935 by Georgia Anna 'Chambers' Connor, and opened in 1938. The park offers picnicking; camping; boating (5 MPH speed limit); fishing; swimming in an unsupervised swimming area; hiking; and nature study. A seasonal concession (March - October) rents pedal boats and canoes. Tours may be arranged by special request. Year-round boat rentals are available.

  •  Explore life in the forest at Daingerfield State Park as you wander the trails, paddle Little Pine Lake, or relax at your campsite. On land, you can hike, go birding or geocaching, study nature, have a picnic or set up camp. In the 80-acre lake, you can swim, boat or paddle, and fish. Rent one of our historic cabins, or reserve our group hall or pavilion for your next group gathering.

Farming and Ranching in Morris County

  •   The soil is predominantly light colored, acidic, and sandy to loamy, generally with a deep reddish subsoil. Between 21 and 30 percent of the land in the county is considered prime farmland. Mineral resources include clay, lignite coal, industrial sand, and iron ore. Pine and hardwood production in 1989 totaled 21,836,928 cubic feet. Temperatures range from an average high of 95°F in July to an average low of 30° in January. Rainfall averages slightly more than forty-six inches a year, and the growing season averages 236 days.
  •  In 2002 the county had 403 farms and ranches covering 99,674 acres, 39 percent of which were devoted to crops, 39 percent to pasture, and 19 percent to woodlands. In that year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $20,136,000; livestock sales accounted for $19,731,000 of the total. Beef cattle and broilers were the chief agricultural products. Over 2,692,000 cubic feet of pinewood and over 1,095,000 cubic feet of hardwood were harvested in the county in 2003.
 

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