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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

12,229
– 4.9
1,056.7
1,036.6
260–560
48.77
30.8
91.9
5,300
5.2
$23,656,811
$37,454
$1,582,155,648
$49,093,042

map of Red River County
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Physical Features: On Red-Sulphur rivers’ divide; 39 different soil types; half timbered; River Crest Reservoir.

Economy: Manufacturing, government/services, agriculture.

History: Caddo Indians abandoned the area in the 1790s. One of the oldest counties; settlers were moving in from the United States in the 1810s. Kickapoo and other tribes arrived in the 1820s. Antebellum slaveholding area. County created in 1836 as original county of the Republic; organized in 1837; named for Red River, its northern boundary.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 73.1; Black, 17.0; Hispanic, 7.5; Asian, 0.5; Other, 1.6; Two or more races, 1.7.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 127; deaths, 180; marriages, 67; divorces, 60.

Recreation: Historical sites include pioneer homes, birthplace of John Nance Garner; fall foliage; water activities; hunting of deer, turkey, duck, small game.

Minerals: Small oil flow.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, corn, soybeans, wheat, sorghum, hay. Market value $53.5 million. Timber sales substantial.

CLARKSVILLE (3,056) county seat; varied manufacturing; hospital, library; Historical Society bazaar in October.

Other towns include: Annona (300); Avery (448); Bagwell (150); Bogata (1,104); Detroit (685) commercial center in west. Part of Deport (582).

fall foliage along FM 410

Fall foliage along FM 410. Photo by Robert Plocheck.