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Stephens County, Texas

Stephens County is located in West Central Texas with broken hilly topography. Land features Hubbard Creek Reservoir, Possum Kingdom Lake, Lake Daniel, and Brazos River with loam and sandy soils. Local economy consists of oil, agribusiness, manufacturing, and recreation.
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Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $949K
Lowest Price $253K
Highest Price $3.5M
Total Listings 19
Avg. Price/SQFT $487

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Stephens County Information

Stephens County was created in 1856 and is located in North Central Texas. Originally the county was named after President James Buchanan. In 1861, the name was changed to honor the vice president of the Confederate States, Alexander H. Stephens.  The county covers 922 square miles, and as of the last census in 2010 the population was reported to be 9,603. The predominant industries in the county are livestock, crop farming and oil. 

Stephens County is in north central Texas, bounded on the east by Palo Pinto County, on the south by Eastland County, on the west by Shackelford County, and on the north by Young and Throckmorton counties. The center of the county lies at 32°45' north latitude and 98°50' west longitude, sixty-five miles northeast of Abilene.

Stephens County Land For Sale

Stephens County land is hilled, grassy land with trees and water tributaries such as the Brazos River. View Stephens County Property Listings.

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The land in Stephens County is made up of broken, hilly country with well-treed areas, red clay subsoil, and multiple rivers and lakes. Trees in the county include mesquite, hackberry, elm, and pecan.

Stephens County has good road access and transportation with 3 major US Highways criss-crossing the county and tying in at the hub of Breckenridge.  US Highway 180 runs from the West through Breckenridge and Caddo to the Eastern border with Palo Pinto County. Highway 183 runs North to South around Hubbard Creek Lake and down through Breckenridge. State Highway 67 runs diagonally from the Northeast to US Highway 180 just East of Breckenridge.

Stephens County is bordered by 5 counties which may also have real estate properties of interest. They are:

What Is The Largest City In Stephens County, Texas?

The Witchita Falls and the Southern Railroad used to stop in this city before it became a defunct railway line. Breckenridge is found near the center of the county and at the last census, it had a population of 9,307. It is the largest city in Stephens County.

What Is The Seat City In Stephens County?

The seat of Stephens County is Breckenridge a city that was renamed from its original town name of Picketville in 1876. 


What Other Communities Are Located In Stephens County?

There are a number of cities, towns, communities, and settlements in Stephens County, Texas. Breckenridge is the main city,  and there are many unincorporated communities such as Caddo, Eolian, Ivan, Gunsight, Harpersville, Necessity, Reach, and Wayland. 

Schools and Education

There are 5 public schools in Stephens County: 1 with a high school, 1 with a middle school, 3 with elementary levels, and 1 with Pre-K.

The schools are: Breckenridge High School (9-12), Breckenridge Jr. High (7-8), South Elementary School (4-6), North Elementary School (2-3), East Elementary School (PK-1). 


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