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Physical Features: Northwest county; level to hilly; drains to Brazos, Wichita rivers; Lake Kemp, Lake Diversion, Millers Creek Reservoir; sandy, loam, red soils; grassy, mesquites, cedars.
Economy: Agribusiness; retail/service; health services.
History: Comanches, with Wichitas and other tribes; removed in 1874-75. Anglo-Americans settled in the 1870s. County created from Fannin County 1858; organized 1879. Named for H.W. Baylor, Texas Ranger surgeon.
Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 86.4; Black, 3.1; Hispanic, 8.9; Asian, 0.5; Other, 2.8.
Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 43; deaths, 49; marriages, 24; divorces, 3.
Recreation: Lakes; hunting; settlers reunion, rodeo, go-cart races in July.
Minerals: Oil, gas produced.
Agriculture: Wheat, cattle, cow-calf operations, grain sorghum, cotton, hay. Market value $44.7 million.
SEYMOUR (2,603) county seat; agribusiness; hospital; dove hunters’ breakfast in September.
|Fishing cabins around Lake Kemp. Photo by Robert Plocheck.|