Schleicher County, Texas

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Schleicher County, Texas

Schleicher County is located in West Central Texas on the edge of Edwards Plateau and is broken by Devils, Concho and San Saba tributaries. Land is part hilly with black soils. Local economy consists of oil, ranching, and hunting.

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Where is Schleicher County, Texas? 

  • Schleicher County (SHLI-ker) is in west central Texas 290 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico and ninety miles northeast of the Texas-Mexico boundary. It is bordered by Tom Green, Concho, Menard, Kimble, Sutton, Crockett, and Irion counties. Eldorado, the county seat, is at the intersection of U.S. highways 190 and 277, forty-five miles south of San Angelo. The county's center lies five miles northeast of Eldorado at 30°54' north latitude and 100°31' west longitude. Situated in the Edwards Plateau, the county comprises roughly 1,309 square miles of rolling to hilly terrain at elevations ranging from 2,100 to 2,400 feet above sea level.

  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,461. The county was created in 1887 and organized in 1901. It is named for Gustav Schleicher, a German immigrant who became a surveyor and politician. Schleicher County was home to the YFZ Ranch, the past headquarters of the FLDS movement headed by Warren Jeffs.

Adjacent Counties

  • Tom Green County (north)
  • Menard County (east)
  • Sutton County (south)
  • Crockett County (west)
  • Irion County (northwest)
  • Kimble County (southeast)

Sites and Attractions in Schleicher County 

  • Experience World War II through the eyes of the 12th Armored Division 'Hellcats' as you explore the three floors of the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum. Artifacts, photographs, oral histories, weapons, uniforms, vehicles, dioramas and a Holocaust memorial bring the story to life and honors the sacrifice of the great men and women who comprised the 12th.
  •  Agribusiness, professional and related services, wholesale and retail trade, and general construction involved most of the labor force. The county had no large tourist trade, but hunting and fishing opportunities attracted some visitors, as did various rodeo events and the county's annual livestock show.
  • Abilene State Park is a 529.4-acre park near Lake Abilene south of Abilene, Texas. It features camping, trailer facilities, picnicking, shelters, a swimming pool, and hiking. A large grove of oak, cedar, elm and pecan trees, now a favorite picnic area, was once a campground for Comanche Indians.

Farming and Ranching in Schleicher County 

  • Between 11 and 20 percent of the land is considered prime farmland. The southwestern part of the county is in the Rio Grande basin, with the uppermost tributaries of the Devil's River draining the runoff south; the rest of the county lies within the Colorado basin and is drained by the upper reaches of the San Saba River to the east and by the South Concho River to the north.
  • Among the county's mineral resources are dolomite, limestone, industrial sand, oil, and gas. The climate is subtropical, with an average minimum temperature of 32° F in January and an average high temperature of 96° in July. The growing season averages 229 days annually, and the rainfall averages twenty inches.
    West Texas Land and Ranches for Sale

    Schleicher County, Texas

    Schleicher County is located in West Central Texas on the edge of Edwards Plateau and is broken by Devils, Concho and San Saba tributaries. Land is part hilly with black soils. Local economy consists of oil, ranching, and hunting.

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