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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

3,328
– 1.5
915.6
914.3
1,150–2,000
28.36
30.2
94.4
1,817
2.7
$17,938,681
$162,378
$1,323,616,752
$17,457,247

map of Shackelford County
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Physical Features: Rolling, hilly, drained by tributaries of Brazos; sandy and chocolate loam soils; lake.

Economy: Oil and ranching, some manufacturing, hunting leases.

History: Apaches; driven out by Comanches. First Anglo-American settlers arrived soon after establishment of military outpost in the 1850s. County created from Bosque County in 1858; organized in 1874; named for Dr. Jack Shackelford (sometimes referred to as John), Texas Revolution hero.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 85.5; Black, 1.7; Hispanic, 11.6; Asian, 0.4; Other, 0.7; Two or more races, 1.4.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 43; deaths, 27; marriages, 29; divorces, 14.

Recreation: Fort Griffin historic site, courthouse historical district, hunting, lake, outdoor activities, June Fandangle musical about area history.

Minerals: Oil, natural gas.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, wheat, hay, cotton. Market value $22.3 million. Hunting leases.

ALBANY (2,018) county seat; tourism, hunting, oil, ranching; historical district, Old Jail art center.

Other town: Moran (302).

Shackelford County Courthouse in Albany

The Shackelford County Courthouse in Albany. Photo by Robert Plocheck.