Eastland County

Eastland County, Texas

Eastland County, Texas

Eastland County Courthouse in the City of Eastland, the county seat. Photograph by Billy Hathorn.

Eastland County is in Central Texas, bordered on the east by Erath County, on the north by Stephens and Palo Pinto counties, on the west by Callahan County, and on the south by Brown and Comanche counties. The county's center is at 32°20' north latitude and 98°50' west longitude. The county was named for Capt. William Mosby Eastland, a member of the Mier Expedition and a victim of the Black Bean Episode. Eastland County covers about 952 square miles of the West Cross Timbers region of Texas; its hilly, rolling terrain ranges from 1200 to 1800 feet above sea level. Eastland, the county seat, is located on Interstate Highway 20 in the north central part of the county, some ninety-five miles west of Fort Worth and fifty-five miles east of Abilene. Most of the county is drained by the Leon River and its tributaries, though other parts drain into Battle Creek and Sandy Creek in the northwest, Palo Pinto Creek in the northeast, the Sabana River in the south, and tributaries of the Colorado River in the southwest. Soils vary from sandy to loamy. Trees found in the county include post oak, shin oak, walnut, pecan, cedar, and ash. The average annual rainfall is 27.09 inches, and the average temperature ranges from 32° F in winter to 96° in summer. The growing season averages 229 days.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

Eastland County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

960 ft – 1980 ft

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Eastland County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Eastland County
Pop. Year Source
18,360 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Eastland County
People Year Source
7,451 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$71,142 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Eastland County
USD ($) Year Source
2,833,769,450 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Eastland County
USD ($) Year Source
378,148,343 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Eastland County
USD ($) Year Source
99,365,027 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
7.8 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
29.0 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
28.8 94.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Eastland County
Area (square miles) Year Source
926.5 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Eastland County
Area (square miles) Year Source
931.9 2019 United States Census Bureau