Shelby County, Texas

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Shelby County, Texas

Shelby County is located in East Texas with partly hill, much bottomland and well-timbered areas. Land features national forests, Attoyac Bayou, Toledo Bend Reservoir, Pinkston Reservoir with sandy, clay and alluvial soils. Local economy consists of poultry, timber, cattle and tourism.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.7M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $448M
Total Listings 10,575
Avg. Days On Market 152
Avg. Price/SQFT $712

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121 Crabapple Road, Kendalia

$2,400,000

121 Crabapple Road, Kendalia

3 Beds 4 Baths 2,240 SqFt Farm and Ranch MLS® # 1561901

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2444 Fm 1704, Elgin

$1,827,000

2444 Fm 1704, Elgin

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Farm and Ranch MLS® # 1561706

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1869 Elm Creek Road, Medina

$3,500,000

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1869 Elm Creek Road, Medina

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,111 SqFt Farm and Ranch MLS® # 1560365

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1 Arbuckle Road, Elgin

$5,524,500

1 Arbuckle Road, Elgin

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Farm and Ranch MLS® # 1554155

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160 Sydney Trail North, Center Point

$599,000

160 Sydney Trail North, Center Point

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,708 SqFt Farm and Ranch MLS® # 1548376

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1629 County Road 292, Gonzales

$2,935,500

↓ $464,500

1629 County Road 292, Gonzales

4 Beds 2 Baths 0 SqFt Farm and Ranch MLS® # 1547129

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Tbd60 Flat Rock Creek Rd, Comfort

$1,320,000

Tbd60 Flat Rock Creek Rd, Comfort

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Farm and Ranch MLS® # 1542528

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Tbd Flat Rock Creek Rd, Comfort

$1,340,000

Tbd Flat Rock Creek Rd, Comfort

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Farm and Ranch MLS® # 1542526

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000 Chriesman Road, Dryden

$2,833,920

000 Chriesman Road, Dryden

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Farm and Ranch MLS® # 1533182

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4029 Seco Valley Road, Utopia

$2,499,000

4029 Seco Valley Road, Utopia

5 Beds 3 Baths 3,465 SqFt Farm and Ranch MLS® # 1523752

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21 Brandt Rd, Boerne

$2,999,000

21 Brandt Rd, Boerne

4 Beds 4 Baths 4,010 SqFt Farm and Ranch MLS® # 1494929

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223 Flat Rock Creek Rd, Comfort

$2,540,000

↓ $210,180

223 Flat Rock Creek Rd, Comfort

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Farm and Ranch MLS® # 1478090

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Where is Shelby County, Texas?  

  • Shelby County is on the eastern boundary of the state, in a bulge of the Sabine River that separates it from Desoto and Sabine parishes in Louisiana. The county is bounded on the south by San Augustine and Sabine counties, on the west by Rusk and Nacogdoches counties, and on the north by Panola County. The county seat and largest town is Center, which is 160 miles northeast of Houston and forty miles northeast of Nacogdoches. Center is named for its location at the geographic center of the county, which lies at 31°47' north latitude and 94°11' west longitude.
  • Two major highways cross the county, U.S. Highway 96, which traverses the center of the county from north to south, and U.S. Highway 84, which traverses the northern portion of the county from east to west. The county's transportation needs are also served by two railroads, the Timberrock Railroad, which traverses the county along the route of Highway 96, and the Union Pacific, which follows roughly the same route as Highway 84. Shelby County comprises 791 square miles of the East Texas timberlands, an area that is heavily forested with a great variety of softwoods and hardwoods, especially pine, cypress, and oak.

Adjacent Counties

  • Panola County (north)
  • De Soto Parish, Louisiana (northeast)
  • Sabine Parish, Louisiana (east)
  • Sabine County (south)
  • San Augustine County (south)
  • Nacogdoches County (southwest)
  • Rusk County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Shelby County

  • Stroll through the lives, memories, and events unique to Shelby County. The Shelby County Museum is located in the Center of Shelby County, deep in the rolling hills of East Texas' pineywoods. The Museum Building, circa 1900 Weaver-Oates house, was built by E. H. Barron. You will find yourself taking an educational journey through American Indian life, early Spanish and European explorations and the episodes thereafter that forever shaped the landscape of Texas and Shelby County.

  • Lake Pinkston is a 560-acre reservoir built by the City of Center in 1976. The lake is located 10 miles west of Center on State Highway 7 just north of the small community of Akin – on County Road 1211. Lake Pinkston is in a beautiful area of East Texas and can provide a delightful experience away from the usual crowds. Most of the timber in the reservoir was not removed and provides an abundance of fish habitat.

  • The City of Center holds a Poultry Festival in October, and the Toledo Bend Reservoir and Sabine National Forest also attracted sizable numbers of tourists.

     

Farming and Ranching in Shelby County

  • The terrain varies from undulating to rolling with elevation ranging from 150 to 400 feet above mean sea level. The soil varies from a gray sandy loam on the uplands to a black rich loam in the bottom lands. Between 21 and 30 percent of the land in the county is considered prime farmland.
  • The climate is moist and mild with temperatures that range from an average high of 94° F in July to an average low of 34° in January and an average annual rainfall of fifty inches. The growing season extends for an annual average of 240 days. Most of the county is drained by the Sabine River, but some of the western portion is drained by the Neches River. Mineral resources include lignite coal, sand, oil, and gas.
  •  In the early twenty-first century agriculture, timber, and tourism were important elements of the area’s economy. In 2002 the county had 1,100 farms and ranches covering 192,036 acres, 36 percent of which were devoted to crops, 34 percent to pasture, and 27 percent to woodlands. In that year Shelby County farmers and ranchers earned $240,639,000, with livestock sales accounting for $238,630,000 of that total. Broilers, eggs, cattle, hay, vegetables, and watermelons were the chief agricultural products. More than 18,450,000 cubic feet of pinewood and more than 3,097,000 cubic feet of hardwood were harvested in the county in 2003. 
 

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