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Wise County, Texas

Wise County is located in Northwest Texas with rolling prairie with some oaks, clay, loam, and sandy soils. Also contains Lake Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain Lake. Local economy consists of petroleum, sand and gravel, agribusiness, and many residence that work in Fort Worth.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.3M
Lowest Price $252K
Highest Price $14M
Total Listings 183
Avg. Price/SQFT $498

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Where is Wise County, Texas?

  • Wise County is in northwestern Texas, forty miles south of the Oklahoma border. Decatur, the county seat and largest town, is thirty-five miles northwest of Fort Worth on U.S. highways 81/287 and 380. The county, comprising 922 square miles, is divided from north to south between the Eastern Grand Prairie and the Western Cross Timbers regions of Texas.
  •  As of the 2010 census, its population was 59,127. Wise County is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan statistical area. Its Wise Eyes crime-watch program, eventually adopted by mostly rural counties in several states, was started in 1993 by then-Sheriff Phil Ryan.

Adjacent Counties

  • Montague County (north)
  • Cooke County (northeast)
  • Denton County (east)
  • Tarrant County (southeast)
  • Parker County (south)
  • Jack County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Wise County

  • Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland is a national grassland located in the Great Plains of the northern part of the U.S. state of Texas near Decatur, and within an hour's drive from Fort Worth. It is primarily used for recreation, such as hiking, camping, horseback riding, fishing, and hunting.
  • Lake Bridgeport, also known as Bridgeport Lake, is a man-made, freshwater reservoir located in Wise and Jack Counties in North Texas. The lake was created by damming the West Fork of the Trinity River and sits upstream from Eagle Mountain Lake.
  • Bridgeport hosts the Butterfield Stage Days Parade and Rodeo each July.

Farming and Ranching in Wise County 

  • Approximately 40 percent of the total area is quality farmland, and 60 percent is forest and grazing land. The average elevation of Wise County is 800 feet above sea level, and two-thirds of the county is drained by the West Fork of the Trinity River. Two lakes, Lake Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain Lake, and numerous creeks and tributaries provide an abundant water supply and recreational facilities. The average annual rainfall is twenty-nine inches. Temperatures vary from an average low of 33° F in January to an average high of 96° F in July. The growing season lasts 248 days.
  • In 2002 the county had 2,696 farms and ranches covering 493,044 acres, 48 percent of which were devoted to pasture and 44 percent to crops. In that year local farmers and ranchers earned $33,300,000, with livestock sales accounting for $25,739,000 of that total. Beef cattle, dairy operations, horses, sheep, and goats were among the chief agricultural products, while crops such as hay, wheat, peanuts, and pecans were also grown. Almost 932,000 barrels of oil and 173,836,959 cubic feet of gas-well gas were produced in the county in 2004; by the end of that year 100,594,525 barrels of oil had been taken from county lands since 1942.

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