Wilbarger County, Texas

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Wilbarger County, Texas

Wilbarger County features gently rolling prairie draining to the Red and Pease rivers. Contains sandy, loam, waxy soils, Santa Rosa Lake, and Lake Electra. Local economy contains agribusiness, electricity plant, and government services.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.7M
Lowest Price $299K
Highest Price $5.5M
Total Listings 4
Avg. Price/SQFT $5.5K

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Where is Wilbarger County, Texas?

  • Wilbarger County is in northern Texas, along the Oklahoma border. The center of the county is at 34°07' north latitude and 99°15' west longitude. Vernon, the county's seat of government and largest city, is thirty-five miles northwest of Wichita Falls.

  • It encompasses 947 square miles of rolling plains surfaced by sandy, loam, and waxy soils that support tall grasses, mesquite, and shinnery oak trees. Altitudes range from 1,050 to 1,400 feet above sea level. The area is drained by the Red and Pease rivers. Santa Rosa Lake, a reservoir on Beaver Creek in the south central part of the county, stores water used primarily for irrigation.

Adjacent Counties

  • Tillman County, Oklahoma (north)
  • Wichita County (east)
  • Baylor County (south)
  • Foard County (west)
  • Hardeman County (west)
  • Jackson County, Oklahoma (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Wilbarger County

  • The Red River Museum was established in 1965 and later moved to the grounds of Vernon College. It includes multiple exhibits and exhibit rooms, and sponsors the National Juried Art Show. In the Berry History and Science Room, visitors will find exhibits that depict local history all the way back to the age of the dinosaurs, and includes an indigenous tribal artifact collection donated by Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry Ray.
  • The Santa Rosa Roundup and the Annual Doan's Crossing Picnic are held in Vernon each May.

Farming and Ranching in Wilbarger County 

  • Annual rainfall averages 25.65 inches, and temperatures range from an average minimum of 29° F in January to an average maximum of 98° in July. The average growing season lasts 221 days. Minerals resources include volcanic ash, sand, gravel, and bituminous coal. U.S. highways 183, 283, 287, and 70 are the main transportation arteries.
  • Minerals resources include volcanic ash, sand, gravel, and bituminous coal. U.S. highways 183, 283, 287, and 70 are the main transportation arteries.
 

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