Navarro County, Texas

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Navarro County, Texas

Navarro County features level Blackland and rolling terrain that drains to creeks, Trinity River, Navarro Mills Lake, Richland Chambers Reservoir, and Lake Halbert. Local economy consists of diversified manufacturing, agribusiness, oil field operations, and distribution.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.1M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $3.1M
Total Listings 57
Avg. Days On Market 146
Avg. Price/SQFT $497

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Where is Navarro County, Texas?

  • Navarro County is in north central Texas and is bordered by Henderson, Freestone, Limestone, Hill, and Ellis counties. The Trinity River forms its northeast boundary. The center of the county lies forty miles south of Dallas. The county covers 1,068 square miles of level and rolling blacklands and has some woodland areas of oak, hickory and pine, but is mainly open and gently rolling prairies.
  • County elevation ranges from 293 feet in the southeast corner to 536 feet in the northwest corner. There are many watercourses throughout the county; two of the largest are Chambers Creek and Richland Creek.

Adjacent Counties

  • Henderson County (northeast)
  • Freestone County (southeast)
  • Limestone County (south)
  • Hill County (southwest)
  • Ellis County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Navarro County

  • Navarro Mills Lake, also known as Navarro Mills Reservoir, is sixteen miles west of Corsicana in the Trinity River basin in western Navarro County. The lake extends into eastern Hill County. The state record for white crappie was caught in this lake weighing 4lbs and 9 ounces.

  •  Pioneer Village Historical Museum is a re-creation of pioneer days in Corsicana and Navarro County with historic log structures and information about Navarro County. It is also home to the Lefty Frizzell Statue and Museum. Description:  Buildings represent the pioneer era and other old buildings clustered in a city park around the site of a watering hole.  Include houses, 1851 general store, 2 blacksmith shops, 1838 trading post, 1860 slave quarters, among others.

Farming and Ranching in Navarro County

  • Between 30 and 40 percent of the land is considered prime farmland.  The temperature ranges from an average low of 36° F in January to an average high of 96° in July and averages 66° year round. Precipitation averages 37.74 inches per year, and the growing season is about 259 days.
  • The valley, or bottom, soil is black loam with a mixture of some sand and is very rich. Grasses are tall, primarily buffalo grass and Texas grama, and trees along the streams include oak, elm, pecans, bois d'arc, and mesquite.
  • Natural resources include clay, limestone, sand, gravel, oil, and natural gas. More than 316,000 barrels of oil and 430,000 cubic feet of gas-well gas were produced in the county in 2004; by the end of that year 218,357,721 barrels of oil had been taken from county lands since 1894. 
  • In 2002 the county had 1,864 farms and ranches covering 537,104 acres, 49 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 42 percent to crops, and 6 percent to woodlands. In that year local farmers and ranchers earned $36,530,000; livestock sales accounted for $24,704,000 of the total. Beef cattle, cotton, hay, grain sorghum, wheat, herbs, and corn were the chief agricultural products.
 

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