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Terrell County, Texas

Terrell County is located in the Trans-Pecos region of southwestern Texas. The terrain of Terrell County is semi-mountainous, with deep canyons and rocky limestone soils.

Terrell County's economy consists of ranching, hunting leases, and tourism. The small town of Sanderson is the county seat, and the Rio Grande River marks part of the southern border of Terrell County.

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Average Price $2.8M
Lowest Price $2.8M
Highest Price $2.8M
Total Listings 1
Avg. Days On Market 132
Avg. Price/SQFT $0

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Land for Sale in Terrell County, Texas

  • Terrell County is a county located in the Trans Pecos region of Texas.
  • The county seat of Terrell County is located in the community of Sanderson, with is an unincorporated census-designated place.
  • There is also a small settlement located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 90 and State Highway 349 called Dryden.
  • Terrell County is bordered in the south by the Rio Grande river, and Mexico beyond that. The nearest major cities are El Paso to the west and San Antonio and Austin to the east.

Terrell County Land Uses & Farming

  • Terrell County terrain is mostly rocky with limestone soils. The western parts are more mountainous, while the east and north include more gently rolling hills and plains.
  • The rugged dryness of the region lends itself to mostly to livestock grazing, especially hardy varieties of goats and sheep.
  • Mineral resources include limestone, salt, natural gas, and petroleum. In 1982 almost 31,016,000 cubic feet of gas-well gas, about 398,000,000 cubic feet of casinghead gas, and 47,330 barrels of crude oil were produced in the county.

Attractions in Terrell County, Texas

  • The stark landscapes of Terrell County make it iconic. For example, Cormac McCarthy's "No Country for Old Men" was set in Terrell County.
  • The area is also an important staging point for travel along the Rio Grande river and for visitors to Big Bend National Park to the southwest.
  • Northeastern Terrell County includes the Independence Creek Preserve and the Pecos River.
  •  The town, sometimes called the "Gateway to Big Bend," hosts a rodeo in April or May, a Street Dance in July, and the County Fair in January.
  •  Mule and whitetail deer are the principal game animals in Terrell County. Other game species are the javalina (collared peccary), wild turkey, mourning dove, white-winged dove, and blue quail. Furbearers include the grey fox, coyote, raccoon, bobcat, ringtailed cat, and mountain lion. Many varieties of ducks and other birds use Terrell County's stock ponds and pastures as resting and nesting places during their seasonal migrations.

Counties Neighboring Terrell County:

  • Pecos County to the northwest
  • Crockett County to the northeast
  • Val Verde County to the east
  • Brewster County to the southwest

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