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Erath 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

41,659
9.9
1,089.8
1,083.1
820–1,670
31.54
31.0
94.2
19,903
3.8
$133,730,205
$33,144
$4,456,578,660
$543,732,583

map of earth County
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Physical Features: On Rolling Plains; clay loam, sandy soils; drains to Bosque, Paluxy rivers.

Economy: Agricultural, industrial and educational enterprises.

locator map for Erath County

History: Caddo and Anadarko Indians were moved to Oklahoma in 1860. Anglo-American settlement began 1854-1855. County created from Bosque, Coryell counties 1856, organized the same year; named for George B. Erath, Texas Revolution figure.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 75.2; Black, 1.8; Hispanic, 20.8; Asian, 0.8; Other, 1.4; Two or more races, 1.5.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 529; deaths, 322; marriages, 292; divorces, 130.

Recreation: Old courthouse, log cabins, museums; nearby lakes, hunting, Bosque River Park; university fine arts center; Dairy Fest in June.

Minerals: Gas, oil.

Agriculture: Dairies (first in number of milk cows). Beef cattle, horticulture industry, horses raised. Market value $256.4 million.

STEPHENVILLE (19,719) county seat; Tarleton State University, varied manufacturing; hospital, mental health center; Texas A&M research and extension center.

Dublin (3,645) dairies, food processing, varied manufacturing, tourism; library; old Dr Pepper plant; grist mill; St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Other towns include: Bluff Dale (400); Lingleville (100); Morgan Mill (206); Thurber (48) former coal-mining town; Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas.

Erath pronunciation

 

Landscape just west of Chalk Mountain

The landscape just west of Chalk Mountain on U.S. 67. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

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