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Stonewall 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

1,426
– 4.3
920.2
916.3
1,450–2,580
23.77
28.5
97.0
601
3.5
$4,782,703
$55,528
$725,285,220
$20,657,050

map of Stonewall County
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Physical Features: Western county on Rolling Plains below Caprock, bisected by Brazos forks; sandy loam, sandy, other soils; some hills.

Economy: Agribusiness, light fabrication, government/services.

locator map for Stonewall County

History: Anglo-American ranchers arrived in 1870s after Comanches and other tribes removed by U.S. Army. German farmers settled after 1900. County named for Confederate Gen. T.J. (Stonewall) Jackson; created from Bexar District in 1876, organized in 1888.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 76.4; Black, 3.2; Hispanic, 17.7; Asian, 1.3; Other, 1.2; Two or more races, 1.6.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 17; deaths, 29; marriages, 10; divorces, 3.

Recreation: Deer, quail, feral hog, turkey hunting; rodeos in June, September.

Minerals: Gypsum, gravel, oil.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, wheat, cotton, peanuts, hay. Also, grain sorghum, meat goats and swine. Market value $47.4 million.

ASPERMONT (857) county seat; oil field and ranching center, light fabrication; hospital; livestock show in February, Springfest.

Other towns include: Old Glory (100) farming center.

Stonewall County Courthouse in Aspermont

The Stonewall County Courthouse in Aspermont. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

 

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