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Sabine 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

10,303
– 4.9
576.7
491.4
164–590
54.60
36.5
93.1
3,595
11.1
$19,628,409
$35,859
$1,025,053,440
$62,054,741

map of Sabine County
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Physical Features: Eighty percent forested; 114,498 acres in national forest; Sabine River, Toledo Bend Reservoir on east; Sam Rayburn Reservoir on southwest.

Economy: Timber, government/services, tourism.

History: Caddo area. Spanish land grants in 1790s brought first Spanish and Anglo settlers. An original county, created 1836; organized 1837. Name means cypress in Spanish.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 86.6; Black, 9.2; Hispanic, 3.9; Asian, 0.1; Other, 0.6.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 82; deaths, 166; marriages, 83; divorces, 14.

Recreation: Lake activities, hunting, campsites, marinas, historic homes; McMahan’s Chapel, pioneer Protestant church; Sabine National Forest.

Minerals: Glauconite, oil.

Agriculture: Beef cattle; forage, fruit raised. Market value $14.7 million. Significant timber industry.

HEMPHILL (1,230) county seat; timber, livestock center, retail trade, tourism, manufacturing; hospital; jail museum, library; Deerfest in September.

Other towns include: Bronson (377); Brookeland (300); Geneva (200); Milam (1,559); Pineland (811) timber processing.

Sabine pronunciation

 

 

pine and sumac

Loblolly pine and flaming sumac in Sabine County. Photo by Ron Billings/Texas Forest Service.

 

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