Young County, Texas

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Young County, Texas

Young County features hilly, broken terrain drained by Brazos and tributaries. Also includes Kingdom Lake and Lake Graham. Local economy consists of oil, agribusiness, tourism, and hunting leases.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.1M
Lowest Price $360K
Highest Price $2.3M
Total Listings 13
Avg. Price/SQFT $409

Property Types (active listings)

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Where is Young County, Texas?

  • Young County is in north central Texas. The center of the county is at 33°10' north latitude and 98°40' west longitude, fifty-five miles south of Wichita Falls. Graham, the county's seat of government, is in the southeastern section of the county, sixty-five air miles northwest of Fort Worth. The county was named for Col. William C. Young. It covers 919 square miles of hilly, broken country with elevations from 1,000 to 1,300 feet above sea level.

  • The area is drained by Lake Graham, near the center of the county, and by the Brazos River, which forms Possum Kingdom Lake in the southeastern part of the county. Young County is in the Cross Timbers and Prairie vegetation areas, covered by tall and mid grasses, live oak and post oak, and juniper and mesquite.

Adjacent Counties

  • Archer County (north)
  • Jack County (east)
  • Palo Pinto County (southeast)
  • Stephens County (south)
  • Throckmorton County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Young County 

  • Fort Belknap, located near Newcastle, Texas, was established in November 1851 by brevet Brigadier General William G. Belknap to protect the Texas frontier against raids by the Kiowa and Comanche. It was the northernmost fort in a line from the Rio Grande to the Red River
  • Lake Graham is connected by canal to Lake Eddleman on Salt Creek in Young County, Texas - five miles north of Graham on US 380. Activities include boating, fishing, and lake side camping.

  • Tourist attractions included the Lake County Art Festival held in Graham in April and May, the Possum Fair and Chili Cookoff held in Graham in June, and the Pioneer Days Celebration held in Olney each June.

Farming and Ranching in Young County 

  •  The climate is subtropical subhumid, with an average minimum temperature of 31° F in January and an average maximum of 98° in July; the average annual rainfall is twenty-eight inches. The growing season lasts 216 days. The area is served by U.S. Highway 380 and State highways 16 and 79.
  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 931 square miles (2,410 km2), of which 914 square miles (2,370 km2) are land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (1.8%) are covered by water. 
    West Texas Land and Ranches for Sale

    Young County, Texas

    Young County features hilly, broken terrain drained by Brazos and tributaries. Also includes Kingdom Lake and Lake Graham. Local economy consists of oil, agribusiness, tourism, and hunting leases.

    Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

    Average Price $1.1M
    Lowest Price $360K
    Highest Price $2.3M
    Total Listings 13
    Avg. Price/SQFT $409

    Property Types (active listings)

 

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