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Sterling County, Texas

Sterling County is located in the Central Prairie of Texas surrounded by hills, broken by Concho River. Land features sandy to black soils. Local economy consists of ranching, oil and gas, and government services.

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Where is Sterling County, Texas?

  • Sterling County is in western Texas, bordered on the east by Coke County, on the south by Tom Green County, on the west by Reagan and Glasscock counties, and on the north by Howard and Mitchell counties. The center of the county lies at 31°50' north latitude and 101°03' west longitude, thirty-seven miles southeast of Midland.

  • The area was named for W. S. Sterling, a buffalo hunter, rancher, and Indian fighter who may have been the first permanent settler in the area. Sterling County covers 914 square miles of the central prairie, is surrounded by hills, and drains to the North Concho River and its tributaries-Sterling, Ross, and Crystal creeks.

  • U.S. Highway 87 (north-south) takes residents of the county to Big Spring, while State Highway 158 (east-west) provides easy access to Midland. State Highway 163 (north-south) also runs through the county.

Adjacent Counties

  • Mitchell County (north)
  • Coke County (east)
  • Tom Green County (south)
  • Reagan County (southwest)
  • Glasscock County (west)
  • Howard County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Sterling County 

  • This prairie region split by the north Concho River is old Comanche, Kickapoo, Kiowa, Lipan, and Wichita hunting ground. Possibly it was crossed by six or so Spanish explorations between 1540 and 1654.
  • In 1874 the United States Army occupied Camp Elizabeth, a Fort Concho outpost hospital, about ten miles west of here. Ranchers from other counties began to bring in large cattle herds in the 1870s, to capitalize on free grass.

Farming and Ranching in Sterling County 

  • Soils vary from sandy to black. Elevations in the area range from 2,200 to 2,600 feet above sea level. Annual rainfall averages nineteen inches. Temperatures range from an average minimum of 33° F in January to an average maximum of 95° F in July; the growing season lasts 224 days.  

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