Ochiltree County, Texas

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Ochiltree County, Texas

Ochiltree County is located in the Texas Panhandle, bordering Oklahoma. Land features level terrain broken by creeks with deep loam and clay soils. Local economy consists of agribusiness, petroleum and government services.

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Where is Ochiltree County, Texas?

  • Ochiltree County is in the far northern Panhandle, bordered on the north by Oklahoma, on the east by Lipscomb County, on the south by Roberts County, and on the west by Hansford County. The county is in the heart of the High Plains, with its center at 36°17' north latitude and 100°49' west longitude. Perryton, the county seat, is in the north central part of the county, 120 miles northeast of Amarillo. The area was named for William Beck Ochiltree, a Republic of Texas judge, secretary of treasury, and an officer in the army of the Confederacy.

  • The county occupies 907 square miles of level prairies cut by Wolf Creek, which runs eastward from the center of the county; by South Wolf Creek, which runs northward into Wolf Creek from the south central part of the county; and by Palo Duro and Chiquita creeks, which flow northward into Oklahoma from the northwestern corner of the county. These streams are all intermittent.

Adjacent Counties

  • Texas County, Oklahoma (north)
  • Beaver County, Oklahoma (northeast)
  • Lipscomb County (east)
  • Roberts County (south)
  • Hansford County (west)
  • Hemphill County (southeast)

Sites and Attractions in Ochiltree County

  • Lake Fryer is located in Wolf Creek Park, off Highway 83 approximately 12 miles south of Perryton. This county park offers a public boat ramp, RV and tent camping, a restaurant and store, and other facilities.
  • Started in 1975 in one room of the county courthouse, the Museum of the Plains has grown into a large facility whose mission it is to preserve area heritage. 

Farming and Ranching in Ochiltree County

  • Oil and gas are produced in substantial quantities. Elevations range from 2,600 to 3,100 feet above sea level, and the county's annual average rainfall is 20.48 inches. Temperatures range from an average minimum of 18° F in January to an average maximum of 93° F in July. The average growing season lasts 191 days.
  • In 2002 the county had 367 farms and ranches covering 559,479 acres, 63 percent of which were devoted to crops and 36 percent to pasture. In that year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $241,852,000, and the county ranked first in the state for wheat acreage. Cattle, swine, corn, wheat, and grain sorghum were the area's other chief agricultural products. Feedlot operations, agribusinesses, and oilfield services also added to the local economy. 
 

Started in 1975 in one room of the county courthouse, the museum has grown into a large facility whose mission it is to preserve area heritage. 
Started in 1975 in one room of the county courthouse, the museum has grown into a large facility whose mission it is to preserve area heritage. 

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