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Trinity 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

14,442
– 1.6
714.0
693.6
131–410
49.31
35.1
92.9
5,343
6.0
$20,321,776
$33,789
$1,781,027,335
$64,203,363

map of Trinity County
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Physical Features: Heavily forested East Texas county of hills, between Neches and Trinity (Lake Livingston) rivers; rich alluvial soils, sandy upland; 67,910 acres in national forest.

Economy:  Forestry, cattle, tourism, government/services.

History: Caddoes, reduced by disease in the late 1700s. Kickapoo, Alabama, and Coushatta in area when Anglo-Americans settled in the 1840s. Named for river; county created in 1850 out of Houston County, organized the same year.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 78.8; Black, 9.4; Hispanic, 9.6; Asian, 0.4; Other, 0.8; Two or more races, 1.7.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 157; deaths, 225; marriages, 64; divorces, 35.

Recreation: Lake activities, fishing, hiking, hunting, national forest, historic site.

Minerals: Limited oil, gas, sand and gravel.

Agriculture: Beef cattle. Market value $7.1 million. Timber sales significant. Hunting leases, fishing.

GROVETON (1,020) county seat; logging, government/services, recreation; museum, library; Bear Chase marathon in April.

TRINITY (2,748) government/services, steel fabrication, forest-industries center, commuters; hospital.

Other towns include: Apple Springs (350); Centralia (190); Pennington (67); Sebastopol (300) historic town; Woodlake (180).

Trinity County Courthouse in Groveton

The Trinity County Courthouse in Groveton. Photo by Ron Billings/Texas A&M Forest Service.

 

 

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