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Hall 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

3,138
– 6.4
904.1
883.5
1,750–2,550
22.59
26.0
95.7
1,095
7.1
$5,325,820
$34,959
$677,168,490
$39,205,567

map of Hall County
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Physical Features: Rolling to hilly, broken by Red River forks, tributaries; red and black sandy loam.

Economy: Agriculture, farm, ranch supplies, marketing for large rural area.

locator map for Hall County

History: Apaches displaced by Comanches, who were removed to Indian Territory in 1875. Ranching began in the 1880s. Farming expanded after 1910. County created in 1876 from Bexar, Young districts; organized in 1890; named for Republic of Texas secretary of war W.D.C. Hall.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 56.2; Black, 8.2; Hispanic, 34.9; Asian, 0.4; Other, 1.5; Two or more races, 1.5.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 34; deaths, 51; marriages, 0; divorces, 8.

Recreation: Hunting of deer, wild hog, turkey, quail, dove; Rails to Trails system; Bob Wills museum; Memphis Picnic festival in September.

Minerals: None.

Agriculture: Cotton, cattle, peanuts, wheat, sorghum, alfalfa hay. Market value $24.8 million. Hunting leases.

MEMPHIS (2,113) county seat; agriculture, retail; historic buildings.

Other towns include: Estelline (133), motorcycle rally/chili cookoff in August, Lakeview (103), Turkey (405) Bob Wills Day in April.

Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River in western Hall County

The Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River at Texas 256/70. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

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