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Trinity County, Texas

Trinity County is located in East Texas with heavily forested hills between the Neches and Trinity rivers with rich alluvial and sandy upland. Includes 67,910 acres of national forest. Local economy is comprised of forestry, cattle, tourism and government services.

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Average Price $1.3M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $10.8M
Total Listings 36
Avg. Days On Market 232
Avg. Price/SQFT $507

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Where is Trinity County, Texas?

  • Trinity County is in the East Texas Timberlands region. The center of the county lies at 31°07' north latitude and 95°05' west longitude. Groveton, the county seat of government, is near the center of the county and ninety air miles north of Houston. The county's name is from the Trinity River, which forms its southeastern boundary. Trinity County covers 692 square miles of rolling to hilly terrain that extends diagonally from the Trinity River northeast to the Neches River.

  • As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,585. The county is named for the Trinity River. Trinity County is included in the Huntsville, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Houston-The Woodlands, TX Combined Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Angelina County (northeast)
  • Polk County (southeast)
  • San Jacinto County (south)
  • Walker County (southwest)
  • Houston County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Trinity County

  • The Davy Crockett National Forest, named for the legendary pioneer, contains more than 160,000 acres of East Texas woodlands, streams, recreation areas, and wildlife habitat. Located in Houston and Trinity Counties, the forest is centrally located within the Neches and Trinity River basins. The Davy Crockett National Forest was proclaimed a National Forest by President Franklin Roosevelt on October 15, 1936.
  • The town of Trinity holds a spring festival each May and a community fair in September.
  • The Alabama Creek WMA has 14,561acres located in Trinity County. The WMA is part of the Davy Crockett National Forest and is operated under a Memorandum of Agreement with the US Forest Service. The WMA was established as a state game management area for public hunting and wildlife viewing. Forest management efforts have provided favorable habitats for many species of wildlife.


Farming and Ranching in Trinity County

  • Altitudes in Trinity County range from 150 to 400 feet above sea level. Most parts of the area have reddish soils with loamy surfaces and clayey subsoils; in the western parts of the county, the soils are light colored with sandy surfaces and clayey subsoils. 
  • The county's climate is subtropical and humid, with warm summers and an annual average precipitation of forty-six inches. Temperatures range from an average low of 38° F in January to an average high of 94° F in July; the growing season lasts 260 days.
  • In the early twenty-first century forestry, cattle, and tourism were important elements of the area’s economy. In 2002 the county had 555 farms and ranches covering 104,724 acres, 41 percent of which were devoted to crops, 39 percent to pasture, and 18 percent to woodlands. In that year local farmers and ranchers earned $8,953,000, with crop sales accounting for $8,605,000 of that total. Beef cattle and horses were among the chief agricultural products. More than 19,271,000 cubic feet of pinewood and 3,680,000 cubic feet of hardwood were harvested in the county in 2003.

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