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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

810
– 17.7
2,358.1
2,358.0
1,180–3,765
14.72
31.5
92.2
344
3.8
$2,970,063
$45,983
$638,915,974
$2,463,577

map of Terrell County
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Physical Features: Trans-Pecos southwestern county; semi-mountainous, many canyons; rocky, limestone soils.

Economy: Ranching, hunting leases, oil and gas exploration, tourism.

History: Coahuiltecans, Jumanos, and other tribes left many pictographs in area caves. Sheep ranching began in the 1880s. Named for Confederate Gen. A.W. Terrell; county created in 1905 from Pecos County, organized the same year.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 42.7; Black, 1.6; Hispanic, 52.7; Asian, 0.5; Other, 3.6; Two or more races, 2.2.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 0; deaths, 17; marriages, 6; divorces, 1.

Recreation: Nature tourism, hunting, especially white-tailed and mule deer, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, varied wildlife, hiking trail; Snake Days in June, Cactus Pachanga in October.

Minerals: Gas, oil, limestone.

Agriculture: Goats (meat, Angora); sheep (meat, wool); some beef cattle. Market value $3.1  million. Wildlife leases important.

SANDERSON (717) county seat; ranching, hunting, tourism, government/services; museum.

Other town: Dryden (13).

Terrell pronunciation

 

U.S. 90 west of Sanderson

U.S. 90 west of Sanderson. Photo by Robert Plocheck.