Nacogdoches County, Texas

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Nacogdoches County, Texas

Nacogdoches County is located in East Texas and features hilly, forested terrain with red, gray, and sandy soils. Contains Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Lake Nacogdoches, and Lake Naconiche. Local economy consists of agribusiness, timber, manufacturing, education and tourism.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $709K
Lowest Price $293K
Highest Price $1.5M
Total Listings 14
Avg. Days On Market 211
Avg. Price/SQFT $236

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Where is Nacogdoches County, Texas?

  • Nacogdoches County, is in the center of the pine belt of East Texas, is bounded on the west and south by the Angelina River and on the east by Attoyac Bayou. It borders on five counties, Shelby and San Augustine on the east, Angelina on the south and west, Cherokee on the west, and Rusk on the north. The county seat and largest town is Nacogdoches, which is 140 miles northeast of Houston and fifty-eight miles southeast of Tyler. Two major highways serve the county, U.S. Highway 59, which traverses the center of the county from the south through Nacogdoches to the northeastern corner, and U.S. Highway 259, which extends from Nacogdoches north toward Longview.

  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 64,524. The Nacogdoches, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Nacogdoches County. Nacogdoches hosts the Blueberry Festival the second Saturday in June. The county is the top blueberry producer in Texas and is headquarters for the Texas Blueberry Marketing Association. It recently tagged itself as the "Capital of the Texas Forest Country". The county is one of the first Texas Certified Retirement Communities.

Adjacent Counties

  • Rusk County (north)
  • Shelby County (northeast)
  • San Augustine County (southeast)
  • Angelina County (south)
  • Cherokee County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Nacogdoches County

  • The Old Stone Fort Museum is located on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University, in the city and county of Nacogdoches, Texas. It is a 1936 replica of a structure that had been erected circa 1779 by Nacogdoches militia commander Antonio Gil Y'Barbo. The replica was erected with help from the local Cum Concilio civic organization, and funding from the New Deal economic program of the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. The museum is open to visitors and provides historic exhibits on the grounds of the university.

  • Lake Nacogdoches (also known as Loco Dam) is located on Loco Bayou, a tributary of the Angelina River which is a tributary of the Neches River, ten miles west of Nacogdoches off FM 225. This is a great spot for bass and other types of sport fishing. 

Farming and Ranching in Nacogdoches County

  • The soil varies from gray sandy loams to very deep, reddish clayey subsoils. Between 21 and 30 percent of the land in the county is considered prime farmland. A fertile redland belt from four to six miles wide extends across the county from east to west. Most of the county is drained by the Angelina River, but one-third of the eastern portion is drained by Attoyac Bayou.
  • The climate is moist and mild with temperatures that range from an average high of 94° F in July to an average low of 36° in January and an average annual rainfall of forty-five inches. The growing season extends for an annual average of 245 days. Crops include hay and other feeds, vegetables, and fruits. Beef and dairy cattle, poultry, and hogs are raised.
  • The chief natural resource is pine, and lumbering is among the main industries. The first commercial oilfield in the state was located in the county, and shallow wells continue to have small production.
  • In 2002 the county had 1,290 farms and ranches covering 273,880 acres, 41 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 31 percent to crops, and 25 percent to woodlands. In that year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $197,972,000; livestock sales accounted for $195,545,000 of the total. Poultry, dairy, and beef cattle were the chief agricultural products. Almost 23,437,000 cubic feet of pinewood and almost 4,111,000 cubic feet of hardwood were harvested in the county in 2003. More than 180,000 barrels of oil and 45,005,119 cubic feet of gas-well gas were produced in the county in 2004; by the end of that year 3,816,412 barrels of oil had been taken from county lands since 1931. 
 

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