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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

12,593
– 2.6
258.7
252.0
228–614
46.79
35.1
94.1
4,453
7.2
$34,762,066
$41,251
$974,833,340
$80,661,455

map of Morris County
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locator map for Morris County
 

Physical Features: East Texas county of forested hills; drains to streams, Lake O' the Pines, Ellison Creek Reservoir, Barnes Creek Reservoir.

Economy: Steel manufacturing, agriculture, timber, government/services.

History: Caddo Indians until 1790s. Kickapoo and other tribes in area 1820s-30s. Anglo-American settlement began in mid-1830s. Antebellum slaveholding area. County named for legislator-jurist W.W. Morris; created from Titus County and organized in 1875.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 64.9; Black, 22.8; Hispanic, 9.3; Asian, 0.6; Other, 1.2; Two or more races, 2.3.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 143; deaths, 179; marriages, 84; divorces, 23.

Recreation: Activities on Lake O’ the Pines, small lakes; fishing, hunting; state park.

Minerals: Iron ore.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, broiler production, hay. Market value $46.9 million. Timber industry significant.

DAINGERFIELD (2,534) county seat; varied manufacturing; library, museum, city park, historic theater; Northeast Texas Community College; Daingerfield Days in October.

Other towns include: Cason (173); Lone Star (1,553) oil-field equipment manufactured, catfish farming, Starfest in September; Naples (1,381) trailer manufacturing, livestock, watermelon festival in July; Omaha (1,010), retail center, government/services, commuters.

Lake O' the Pines

Lake O' the Pines. Photo from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.