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Throckmorton 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

1,533
– 6.6
915.5
912.6
1,100–1,730
29.78
29.6
95.8
742
4.0
$4,042,701
$51,480
$847,750,050
$8,292,581

map of Throckmorton County
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Physical Features: Northwest county southwest of Wichita Falls; rolling, between Brazos forks; red to black soils.

Economy:  Oil, agribusiness, hunting.

History: Site of Comanche Indian Reservation 1854-59. Ranching developed after Civil War. County named for Dr. W.E. Throckmorton, father of Gov. J.W. Throckmorton; county created from Fannin 1858; organized 1879.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 84.4; Black, 0.2; Hispanic, 12.7; Asian, 0.5; Other, 2.2.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 14; deaths, 21; marriages, 9; divorces, 2.

Recreation: Hunting, fishing; historic sites include Camp Cooper, site of former Comanche reservation, restored ranch home; Millers Creek Reservoir; wild game dinner in January.

Minerals: Natural gas, oil.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, horses, wheat, hay. Market value $24.8 million. Mesquite firewood sold. Hunting leases important.

THROCKMORTON (771) county seat; varied manufacturing, oil-field services; hospital; Old Jail museum.

Other towns include: Elbert (25), Woodson (247).

Bull sculpture in Throckmorton County

A 22-foot-tall sculpture along U.S. 380 in western Throckmorton County. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

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