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San Jacinto County, Texas

San Jacinto County is located in East Texas north of Houston. Land features rolling hills with 80 percent forested. Includes San Houston National Forest, Trinity River, East Fort San Jacinto River, and Lake Livingston. Local economy consists of timber and oil.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.2M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $14M
Total Listings 59
Avg. Days On Market 199
Avg. Price/SQFT $756

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Where is San Jacinto County, Texas?

  • San Jacinto County is in southeastern Texas on the Trinity River. Shepherd, the largest town, is fifty miles north of Houston on U.S. Highway 59. The county's center is at 30°41' north latitude and 95°00' west longitude. San Jacinto County comprises 628 square miles of the East Texas Timberlands and is heavily wooded with longleaf and loblolly pine, cedar, oak, walnut, hickory, gum, ash, and pecan. Sixty percent of the county is in the Sam Houston National Forest.

  • Gently rolling hills characterize the area, and the soils are reddish with a loamy surface and mostly clayey subsoils that are high in iron. Along the Trinity River, there are dark loamy to cracking clayey subsoils. Between 20 and 30 percent of the land is considered prime farmland. The Trinity River serves as the eastern boundary of the county. The San Jacinto River, Big Creek, Winter Bayou, and Stephen Creek also flow through the county, and Peach Creek flows along the southwestern boundary.

Adjacent Counties

  • Trinity County (north)
  • Polk County (east)
  • Liberty County (southeast)
  • Montgomery County (southwest)
  • Walker County (west)

Sites and Attractions in San Jacinto

  • The Lone Star Hiking Trail is a 96 mile long hiking trail with an additional 32 miles of loop and crossover trails of footpath-only trails. Connecting public lands of the Sam Houston National Forest and private lands it is the longest continuous hiking trail in the State of Texas.
  • Twenty-nine churches met in San Jacinto County with a combined membership of 4,000; the largest denominations were Southern Baptist, United Methodist, and Baptist Missionary. San Jacinto County is known for the beauty of the Sam Houston National Forest and its timberland amid rolling hills.
  • Double Lake Recreation Area was built in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps and offers a little of everything, including camping, fishing, swimming, picnicking, hiking and simply relaxing in nature. A variety of tent, RV and group campsites are available. 
  •  Pioneer Days are held each April in Coldspring, and the County Fair is held every September. The Texas Forest Trail is a scenic drive through the farming, ranching, and oilfield areas of the East Texas Pineywoods. Raven Hill, the plantation home of Sam Houston built in 1844, is a local historic site.

Farming and Ranching in San Jacinto 

  • The elevation ranges from 374 to 386 feet. Average annual precipitation is forty-eight inches, and the temperature ranges from an average low of 36° F in January to an average high of 94° in July. The average growing season extends 261 days.

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