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Edwards County

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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

1,911
– 4.5
2,119.9
2,117.9
1,480–2,415
26.56
36.6
90.4
833
4.6
$3,105,698
$39,920
$1,670,507,152
$17,614,991

map of Edwards County
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Physical Features: Rolling, hilly, with caves and spring-fed streams; rocky, thin soils; drained by Llano, Nueces rivers; varied timber.

Economy: Hunting leases, tourism, oil, gas production, ranching.

locator map for Edwards County

History: Apache area. First land sold in 1876. County created from Bexar District, 1858; organized 1883; named for Nacogdoches empresario Hayden Edwards.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 43.0; Black, 1.0; Hispanic, 55.0; Asian, 0.8; Other, 2.1; Two or more races, 0.7.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 28; deaths, 21; marriages, 10; divorces, 1.

Recreation: Hunting, fishing; scenic drives; Devil’s Sinkhole, Kickapoo Cavern state parks.

Minerals: Gas.

Agriculture: Second in number of goats. Mohair-wool production, Angora goats (first in numbers), sheep, cattle, some pecans. Market value $8.2 million. Cedar for oil.

ROCKSPRINGS (1,118) county seat; government/services, hunting, ranching, oil and gas, hunters' barbecue in November.

Other towns include: Barksdale (100).

 along Texas 55 between Barksdale and Rocksprings

A misty spring day on Texas 55 between Barksdale and Rocksprings. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

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