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Hardeman 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

3,906
– 5.6
696.9
695.1
1,250–1,850
26.85
26.2
95.7
1,577
4.2
$10,275,358
$37,689
$672,702,660
$37,416,358

map of Hardeman County
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Physical Features: Rolling, broken area on divide between Pease, Red rivers; Lake Pauline; sandy, loam soils.

Economy: Agriculture, gypsum production, oil and natural gas.

locator map for Hardeman County

History: Apaches, later the semi-sedentary Wichitas and Comanche hunters. Ranching began in the late 1870s. Farming expanded after 1900. County created in 1858 from Fannin County; re-created in 1876, organized in 1884; named for pioneer brothers Bailey and T.J. Hardeman.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 68.6; Black, 5.7; Hispanic, 23.6; Asian, 0.6; Other, 1.2; Two or more races, 2.3.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 44; deaths, 49; marriages, 71; divorces, 11.

Recreation: State park; lake activities; Medicine Mound aborigine gathering site; Quanah Parker monument; hunting of deer, quail, wild hogs.

Minerals: Oil, natural gas, gypsum.

Agriculture: Wheat, cattle, cotton. Market value $25.4 million. Hunting leases.

QUANAH (2,388) county seat; manufacturing, farming, ranching, oil and gas; state hospital, general hospital; historical sites; Fall Festival in September.

Other towns include: Chillicothe (645) farm market center, hospital.

Hardeman pronunciation

 

a ranch near Medicine Mound

A ranch near Medicine Mound. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

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