Harrison County

Harrison County, Texas

Harrison County, Texas

View of the Ginocchio Historic District in Marshall, the seat of Harrison County, Texas. Photograph by Renelibrary.

Harrison County is located in northeastern Texas along the Louisiana border. Marshall, the county seat and largest town, is 152 miles east of Dallas and thirty-nine miles west of Shreveport. The county's center lies at 32°30' north latitude and 94°30' west longitude. Harrison County comprises 894 square miles of the East Texas timberlands, an area that is heavily forested with a great variety of softwoods and hardwoods, especially pine, cypress, and oak. The terrain is gently rolling, with an elevation ranging from 200 to 400 feet above sea level. Northern and eastern Harrison County, about two-thirds of the total area, is drained to the Red River in Louisiana by Little Cypress Creek, Cypress Bayou, and Caddo Lake. The other third of the county is drained by the Sabine River, which forms a part of its southern boundary. Two soil types, upland sedimentary and lowland alluvial, are found in the county. The former, although not so rich as the alluvial, is primarily a sandy loam noted for being loose and easily cultivated. Mineral resources include oil, gas, and clays that have proved valuable for making bricks and pottery. Temperatures range from an average high of 95° F in July to an average low of 37° in January, rainfall averages slightly more than forty-six inches a year, and the growing season extends 245 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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Harrison County is classified as a County

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168 ft – 600 ft

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Harrison County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Harrison County
Pop. Year Source
66,553 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Harrison County
People Year Source
28,093 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$41,917 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Harrison County
USD ($) Year Source
7,733,226,748 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Harrison County
USD ($) Year Source
652,650,752 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Harrison County
USD ($) Year Source
306,816,915 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
9.3 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
50.2 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
35.3 92.3 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Harrison County
Area (square miles) Year Source
900.0 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Harrison County
Area (square miles) Year Source
915.8 2019 United States Census Bureau