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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

19,624
– 1.0
892.0
877.7
200–608
43.12
35.3
93.5
6,506
5.9
$58,866,335
$33,956
$3,843,869,185
$133,349,780

map of Freestone County
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Physical Features: East central county bounded by the Trinity River; Richland-Chambers Reservoir, Fairfield Lake; rolling Blackland, sandy, loam soils.

Economy: Natural gas, mining, electricity generating plants, agriculture.

locator map for Freestone County

History: Caddo and Tawakoni area. David G. Burnet received land grant in 1825. Seven Mexican citizens received grants in 1833. In 1860, more than half the population was black. County created in 1850 from Limestone County; organized in 1851. Named for the indigenous stone.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 67.3; Black, 16.3; Hispanic, 15.0; Asian, 0.6; Other, 1.4; Two or more races, 1.8.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 204; deaths, 202; marriages, 136; divorces, 60.

Recreation: Fishing, hunting; lakes; historic sites; state park; Teague amateur rodeo in July.

Minerals: Natural gas, oil and lignite coal.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, peaches (second in acreage), hay, blueberries, horticulture. Market value $44.1 million. Hunting leases.

FAIRFIELD (2,953) county seat; lignite mining, government/services, trade center; hospital, museum; wild game supper in July.

TEAGUE (3,673) railroad terminal, oil and gas, government/services, electric generating plant, agriculture; library, museum; Parkfest in October.

Other towns include: Donie (250), Kirvin (133), Streetman (253), Wortham (1,050) agribusiness, blues festivals in September, Blind Lemon Jefferson gravesite.

The main street in Streetman

The main thoroughfare in Streetman. Photo by Robert Plocheck.