Potter County, Texas

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Potter County, Texas

Potter County is located in the Panhandle of Texas with mostly level and partly rolling terrain, broken by the Canadian River. Land features sandy, sandy loam, chocolate loam and clay soils. Also includes Lake Meredith. Local economy consists of transportation and distribution hub, manufacturing, agribusiness, tourism, government services, petrochemical, and gas processing.

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Average Price $1.3M
Lowest Price $1.3M
Highest Price $1.3M
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Where is Potter County, Texas?

  • Potter County, on the High Plains of the Panhandle, is bordered on the north by Moore County, on the east by Carson County, on the south by Randall County, and on the west by Oldham County. Its center point is at 35°25' north latitude and 101°53' west longitude. Amarillo, the county seat, is on the county's southern border, about 110 miles due north of Lubbock.

  • The county was named for Robert Potter. It comprises 902 square miles of level to rolling terrain, with elevations ranging from 3,000 to 3,800 feet above sea level. Its soils are mainly chocolate and red loams with some sand and clay. The area slopes to the Canadian River, which flows easterly across the northern part of Potter County; Lake Meredith, formed when the Canadian was dammed in 1965, extends about eight miles into the northwestern section of the county.

Adjacent Counties

  • Moore County (north)
  • Hutchinson County (northeast)
  • Carson County (east)
  • Armstrong County (southeast)
  • Randall County (south)
  • Deaf Smith County (southwest)
  • Oldham County (west)
  • Hartley County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Potter County 

  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is a U.S. national monument in the state of Texas. For thousands of years, people came to the red bluffs above the Canadian River for flint, vital to their existence.
  • Lake Meredith National Recreation Area is a United States national recreation area located about 30 miles north of Amarillo, Texas, in the Texas Panhandle. Its main attraction is 10,000-acre Lake Meredith, a reservoir created by Sanford Dam on the Canadian River.
  • The annual Tri State Fair attracts visitors to Potter County, as do Lake Meredith and the Alibates Flint Quarries. The county also benefits from the tourist trade at Palo Duro Canyon State Scenic Park, which stages the popular summer outdoor drama Texas.

Farming and Ranching in Potter County 

  •  Prairie grasses cover much of the county, and mesquite, hackberry, juniper, and scrub oak grow in the breaks. Temperatures range from an average low of 23° F in January to an average high of 92° in July. Annual rainfall averages 20.28 inches. The growing season lasts 190 days.
  • In 2002 the county had 305 farms and ranches covering 521,824 acres, 86 percent of which were devoted to pasture and 13 percent to crops. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $19,490,000; livestock sales accounted for $18,175,000 of the total. Beef cattle raising and processing were the county’s chief agricultural activities, though crops such as corn and wheat were also grown there.

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