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Shackelford County, Texas

Shackelford County features rolling, hilly topography that is drained by the Brazos River.

The land in Shackelford County contains sandy and chocolate loam-clay soils over limestone rock. The local economy is comprised of oil, ranching, manufacturing, horse farming, and hunting leases.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $372K
Lowest Price $270K
Highest Price $550K
Total Listings 6
Avg. Price/SQFT $0

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Land for Sale in Shackelford County, Texas

  • Shackelford County is a county in Texas roughly 2 hours west of Dallas-Fort Worth. The county seat of Shackelford is Albany, located in the east-central region of the county, at the confluence of Highways 180, 283, and 6. The other major route in the county is State Highway 351. Shackelford County has two other settlements, at Moran in the southeast, and Lueders at the border with Jones County.
  • Shackelford County occupies 887 square miles of north central West Texas. The county seat, Albany, lies nearly in the center of the county, at 32°44' north latitude and 99°18' west longitude, about thirty-five miles northeast of Abilene. At an altitude ranging from 1,200 to 2,000 feet, the county lies on surface rock of Permian limestone, covered by two to fourteen inches of loamy clay topsoil. The northwest corner contains a strip of vegetation-locked blow sand one mile wide and twenty-five miles long.

Shackelford County Land Uses & Farming

  • Shackelford County is located in a transitional zone between the Cross Timbers region of Texas, and the Lower Plains region to the west. Most of the county's natural vegetation is savanna.
  • The region's economy includes ranching, horse breeding, and oil extraction and related industries.
  • The area also includes many river tributaries, including Clear Fork in the northwest and again in the northeast, and tributaries of Hubbard Creek Lake to the east.

Attractions in Shackelford County, Texas

  • Residents and visitors to Shackelford County enjoy the many creeks and rivers, as well as the varied rolling, savanna covered terrain.
  • Cultural attractions include the Fort Griffin State Historic Site, and the Fort Griffin Fandangle, a musical production that takes place in Albany and bills itself as the oldest outdoor musical in Texas.
  • The eastern part of the county belongs to the Cross Timbers geographic region, and the western portion to the Lower Plains. The Clear Fork of the Brazos River crosses the northwest corner of the county, flowing northeast into Throckmorton County, then reentering at the northeast corner and exiting southeast into Stephens County.

Counties Next to Shackelford County, Texas

  • Throckmorton County to the north
  • Stephens County to the east
  • Eastland County to the southeast
  • Callahan County to the south
  • Jones County to the west
  • Haskell County to the northwest
  • Taylor County to the southwest

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