Freestone County

Freestone County, Texas

Freestone County, Texas

Freestone County Courthouse in Fairfield, Texas. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Freestone County is located in east central Texas in the center of a group of counties once known as the Trinity Star. It is bounded on the east by Anderson County, on the south by Leon County, on the west by Limestone County, and on the north by Navarro and Henderson counties. The county's center lies at 31°43' north latitude and 96°07' west longitude; Fairfield, the county seat, is about eighty miles southeast of Dallas. Freestone County covers 888 square miles of coastal plain upland with an elevation ranging from 600 to 900 feet above sea level. The topography is generally a smooth, even plain with a gentle slope from northwest to southeast. The area is timbered with mesquite on the west, while the eastern half has almost every variety of oak, hickory, and walnut; there is a also scattering of pine groves on the western bank of the Trinity River, which provides drainage for the entire county, with the exception of a small area in the southwest, where runoff finds its way to the Navasota River. Most of the soil is fine sandy loam; springs are common in the deep sandy areas. Rainfall averages about thirty-eight inches per year, and temperatures range from an average high of 94° F in July to an average low of 36° in January. The growing season extends for 263 days. Interstate Highway 45 and State Highway 75 run north-south through the county, while U.S. Route 84 runs northwest to southeast.

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

Freestone County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

200 ft – 608 ft

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Freestone County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Freestone County
Pop. Year Source
19,717 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Freestone County
People Year Source
6,139 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$37,066 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Freestone County
USD ($) Year Source
3,668,238,011 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Freestone County
USD ($) Year Source
150,498,248 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Freestone County
USD ($) Year Source
52,652,736 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
9.9 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
43.1 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
35.3 93.5 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Freestone County
Area (square miles) Year Source
877.7 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Freestone County
Area (square miles) Year Source
892.0 2019 United States Census Bureau