Parker County, Texas

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Parker County, Texas

Parker County features hilly terrain broken by the Brazos and Trinity tributaries with varied soils. Also contains Lake Mineral Wells and Lake Weatherford. Local economy consists of agriculture, varied manufacturing, retail sales, government services, and commuters to Fort Worth.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $2.4M
Lowest Price $255K
Highest Price $34.7M
Total Listings 143
Avg. Price/SQFT $731

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Where is Parker County, Texas?

  • Parker County, in north central Texas, is bounded on the north by Jack and Wise counties, on the east by Tarrant County, on the south by Hood and Johnson counties, and on the west by Palo Pinto County. The county's center point is at 32°40' north latitude and 97°40' west longitude.
  • Weatherford, the county seat, is thirty miles west of Fort Worth. The county was named for Isaac Parker. It covers 902 square miles of undulating to hilly land; elevations range from 700 to 1,200 feet above sea level.
  • In the 1980s the county's transportation network included Interstate Highway 20 (east to west), U.S. Highway 180 (east to west), and State Highway 171, which ran south from Weatherford. The county was also served by the Missouri Pacific Railroad and by the Weatherford, Mineral Wells and Northwestern Railway.

Adjacent Counties

  • Wise County (north)
  • Tarrant County (east)
  • Johnson County (southeast)
  • Hood County (south)
  • Palo Pinto County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Parker County

  • Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway sits in the heart of cattle country, near what was once a popular health resort. You will love the area’s history and scenery, but you will also enjoy the park’s outdoor amenities:  a lake, a rock-climbing area, and miles of trails. Lake Mineral Wells State Park is just 45 minutes west of Fort Worth.

  • The mission at Clark Gardens is to inspire and demonstrate the many rich horticulture and nature-based possibilities of North Texas to tourists and residents alike. This breathtaking 50-acre oasis awakens the senses, stirs the spirit, and relaxes the mind. From the first spring blossoms to the colorful fall, there is a sense of magic. Wheelchair accessible pathways wind through the gardens.

  • The Texas Railroad Museum and the H. B. Prather Museum are located in Weatherford. The city hosts the Parker County Peach Festival in July.

Farming and Ranching in Parker County 

  • Temperatures range from an average high of 96° F in July to an average low of 34° in January, and rainfall averages slightly more than thirty-two inches a year. The average growing season lasts 225 days. In 1982, 74 percent of Parker County was in farms or ranches, with about 12 percent of the farmland under cultivation. About 74 percent of the county's agricultural income that year derived from livestock and livestock products; dairy products were an important component of the local economy.
  • Hay, oats, wheat, peanuts, sorghum, watermelons, and peaches were also grown in the area. Mineral resources included natural gas, sand, gravel, bituminous coal, and limited amounts of oil. In 1982, almost 32,601,000,000 cubic feet of gas-well gas, almost 307,000,000 cubic feet of casinghead gas, and about 140,000 barrels of oil were produced in the county.
  • The county in 2002 had 3,215 farms and ranches covering 486,658 acres, 52 percent of which were devoted to pasture and 34 percent to crops. In that year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $47,601,000, with crop sales accounting for $34,818,000 of that total. Cattle, horticultural plants, horses, dairy, peaches, peanuts, and pecans were the chief agricultural products.
 

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