Scurry County, Texas

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Scurry County, Texas

Scurry County is located on the plains below Caprock and features some hills that drain to the Colorado and Brazos tributaries. Land contains sandy and loam soils as well as Lake J.B. Local economy consists of government services, agribusiness, and manufacturing.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $794K
Lowest Price $260K
Highest Price $5M
Total Listings 11
Avg. Price/SQFT $97

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Where is Scurry County, Texas?

  • Scurry County is at the base of the Llano Estacado in West Texas, bordered on the east by Fisher County, on the south by Mitchell County, on the west by Borden County, and on the north by Garza and Kent counties. The center of the county lies at 32°45' north latitude and 100°55' west longitude, ninety miles northwest of Abilene. Snyder, the county seat, is just south of the center of the county and sixty-three air miles northwest of Abilene.

  • The area was named for William R. Scurry, a Confederate general. The county extends across 904 square miles of prairie covered by bluestems, gramas, wildrye, and wheatgrasses, with mesquite trees in some sections; elevations range from 2,000 to 2,700 feet above sea level.

Adjacent Counties

  • Kent County (north)
  • Fisher County (east)
  • Mitchell County (south)
  • Borden County (west)
  • Garza County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Scurry County

  • Recreation and cultural attractions include Lake J. B. Thomas, Sandstone Canyon Indian pictographs, and Towle Memorial Park. Snyder hosts the County Fair each September and White Buffalo Day in October.
  • Formerly state land until common usage established it as a cemetery in 1880's. Legend says first burial was an Indian. Early-day transients were often buried in unmarked graves. Tract closed to further burials, 1902. Many bodies have been moved elsewhere. Only 14 graves are now identified. 

Farming and Ranching in Scurry County 

  • The county extends across 904 square miles of prairie covered by bluestems, gramas, wildrye, and wheatgrasses, with mesquite trees in some sections; elevations range from 2,000 to 2,700 feet above sea level. The area has light to dark loam surface soils with reddish, clayey subsoils.
  • It is drained by the Colorado River, which cuts across the southwestern corner of the county, and by tributaries of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River. Temperatures range from an average low of 26° F in January to an average low of 95° in July. Rainfall averages 19.32 inches annually, and the average growing season lasts 214 days.
 

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