Hall County

Hall County, Texas

Hall County, Texas

Hall County Courthouse in the City of Memphis, Texas. Photograph by Liveon001.

Hall County, in the southeastern Panhandle east of the High Plains, is bordered on the west by Briscoe County, on the south by Motley and Cottle counties, on the east by Childress County, and on the north by Donley and Collingsworth counties. It was named for Warren D. C. Hall, Republic of Texas secretary of war. The center point of the county is at 34°30' north latitude and 100°40' west longitude. Memphis, the county seat, is on U.S. Highway 287 about ninety miles southeast of Amarillo. The county comprises 885 square miles of rolling plains and broken terrain crossed by the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River, the Little Red River, and numerous lesser tributaries. The red and black sandy loam soils support a variety of native grasses in the rougher areas, and cotton, wheat, and grain sorghum crops in the tillable areas. The Prairie Dog Town Fork flows eastward across the central part of the county. The Little Red River joins it near the center of the county. The North Pease River briefly meanders into the southern part of the county, where the Wind River, Cottonwood Creek, T-Bar Canyon Creek, and Running Water Creek flow into it. Mulberry Creek begins in Donley County and joins the Prairie Dog Town Fork in the western part of Hall County. Mountain Creek, Rustlers Creek, and North Baylor Creek form in eastern Hall County and flow into the Prairie Dog Town Fork in Childress County. The elevation in Hall County ranges from 1,750 to 2,400 feet above sea level. The annual growing season averages 213 days a year. The average minimum temperature is 28° F in January, and the average maximum is 98° in July.

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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Hall County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Hall County
Pop. Year Source
2,964 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Hall County
People Year Source
983 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$30,180 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Hall County
USD ($) Year Source
681,375,000 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Hall County
USD ($) Year Source
39,243,185 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Hall County
USD ($) Year Source
6,618,853 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
6.8 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
22.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
26.0 95.7 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Hall County
Area (square miles) Year Source
883.5 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Hall County
Area (square miles) Year Source
904.1 2019 United States Census Bureau