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Somervell County, Texas

Somervell County features hilly terrain southwest of Fort Worth with dark, alluvial soils. Water features Brazos and Paluxy rivers and Squaw Creek Reservoir. Local economy consists of nuclear power plant and tourism.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.5M
Lowest Price $325K
Highest Price $7.5M
Total Listings 15
Avg. Price/SQFT $523

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Where is Somervell County, Texas?

  • Somervell County is in north central Texas and is bisected by U.S. Highway 67 and State Highway 144. It comprises 188 square miles, the second-smallest area among Texas counties. Glen Rose, the principal town and county seat, is fifty-five miles southwest of Fort Worth. The county's center lies at 32°14' north latitude and 97°47' west longitude. The eastern half of the county is in the Grand Prairie region, while the western area is in the Cross Timbers.

  • Somervell County is a county on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 8,490. The county is named for Alexander Somervell, Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas. Somervell County is included in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Granbury Micropolitan Area. The county contains the Comanche Peak Nuclear Generating Station, one of two nuclear power plants in Texas.

Adjacent Counties

  • Hood County (north)
  • Johnson County (east)
  • Bosque County (south)
  • Erath County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Somervell County 

  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is an endangered species research and conservation center near Glen Rose, Texas. The facility has over 1,000 animals from 50 species. Guided and self-guided tours of the center - which require pre-purchased tickets - are the main attractions.
  • Tourists travel to the area to enjoy Glen Rose Big Rocks Park, the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and a Passion play that runs from June through October.

  • Located on the Paluxy River, Big Rocks Park is full of unusually large rocks. There are plenty of shallow areas for children to climb, explore and play. Families can enjoy swimming and cooling off from the Texas heat or enjoy lunch sitting underneath the trees. There are plenty of areas to walk along the Paluxy. Enjoy taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of Glen Rose. The park is completely free!

Farming and Ranching in Somervell County

  • The only mineral resources are brick clay, limestone, road materials, and a small amount of natural gas. The elevation ranges from 600 to 1,200 feet. Three major streams traverse the county; the Brazos River winds through the eastern third, while the Paluxy River passes through the center and empties into the Brazos near its confluence with Squaw Creek. Temperatures range from a July average maximum of 98° F to a January average minimum of 32°. The average annual rainfall is 32.65 inches, and the growing season is 236 days long.
  • In 2002 the county had 339 farms and ranches covering 84,262 acres, 65 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 26 percent to crops, and 7 percent to woodlands. In that year local farmers and ranchers earned $2,025,000; livestock sales accounted for $1,507,000 of the total. Cattle, hay, small grains, and goats were the chief agricultural products.

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