Fannin County, Texas

Fannin County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 33,915.[1] The county seat is Bonham.[2] The county was named for James Fannin,[3] who commanded the group of Texans killed in the Goliad Massacre during the Texas Revolution. {James Bonham (the county seat's namesake) sought Fannin's assistance for the Battle of the Alamo (Fannin, however, was unable to provide assistance).}

The county was created in 1837 and organized the next year.[4][5]

Fannin County is a part of the Texoma region.

Fannin County, Texas
Fannin courthouse 2010
Map of Texas highlighting Fannin County

Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas

Texas's location within the U.S.
Founded1838
Named forJames Fannin
SeatBonham
Largest cityBonham
Area
 • Total899 sq mi (2,328 km2)
 • Land891 sq mi (2,308 km2)
 • Water8.0 sq mi (21 km2), 0.9%
Population
 • (2010)33,915
 • Density38/sq mi (15/km2)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.co.fannin.tx.us

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles (2,330 km2), of which 891 square miles (2,310 km2) are land and 8.0 square miles (21 km2) (0.9%) are covered by water.[6] It is drained by Bois D'Arc Creek and Sulphur River.[7]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18503,788
18609,217143.3%
187013,20743.3%
188025,50193.1%
189038,70951.8%
190051,79333.8%
191044,801−13.5%
192048,1867.6%
193041,163−14.6%
194041,064−0.2%
195031,253−23.9%
196023,880−23.6%
197022,705−4.9%
198024,2857.0%
199024,8042.1%
200031,24226.0%
201033,9158.6%
Est. 201634,031[8]0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1850–2010[10] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 31,242 people, 11,105 households, and 7,984 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 12,887 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.56% White, 7.96% Black or African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.78% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. 5.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of 2015 the largest self-reported ancestry groups were 48.50% English, 16.10% Welsh, 11.00% German and 7.25% Irish.

There were 11,105 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 113.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,501, and the median income for a family was $42,193. Males had a median income of $31,140 versus $23,101 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,066. About 9.90% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.70% of those under age 18 and 16.50% of those age 65 or over.

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Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 123.
  4. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "Fannin County". Texas Almanac. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  7. ^ Wikisource Ripley, George; Dana, Charles A., eds. (1879). "II. A N. E. county of Texas" . The American Cyclopædia.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  10. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  12. ^ "Texas Cities and Towns Sorted by County". www.county.org. Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-07-22.

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Coordinates: 33°35′N 96°07′W / 33.59°N 96.11°W

Blue Ridge Independent School District

Blue Ridge Independent School District is a public school district based in Blue Ridge, Texas (USA). Located in Collin County, the district extends into a very small portion of southwestern Fannin County.

Bonham, Texas

Bonham is a city in Fannin County, Texas, United States. The population was 10,127 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Fannin County. James Bonham (the city's namesake) sought the aid of James Fannin (the county's namesake) at the Battle of the Alamo.

Bonham is part of the Texoma region.

Caddo National Grassland

Caddo National Grassland is a National Grassland in the southern Great Plains, consisting of two separate sections located in northeastern and southeastern Fannin County, Texas, United States. It is a 17,873-acre (7,233 ha) protected area that was purchased in the 1930s. The goal of the park when purchased was to restore the eroded soil. There are two developed recreation areas around Lake Davy Crockett, which is 388 acres (157 ha) in size. The grassland is divided into two units: Bois d'Arc Creek and Ladonia.The grassland is administered together with all four United States National Forests and two National Grasslands located entirely in Texas, from common offices in Lufkin, Texas. The units include Angelina, Davy Crockett, Sabine, and Sam Houston National Forests, plus Caddo and Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland. There are local ranger district offices located in Decatur.

Davy Crockett Lake (Fannin County, Texas)

Davy Crockett Lake is a 355-acre (143.66 ha; 0.55 sq mi) impounded body of water in the Caddo National Grassland on Dixon and Sandy creeks. It is located on FM 409, 14 miles (23 km) northeast of Bonham in Fannin County in the U.S. state of Texas. The lake has two geographical fingers, known as Crockett East and Crockett West. It was developed in 1935 under the National Industry Recovery Act. It is also known as Lake Crockett. Stocked fish include largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie and bluegill.

Dodd City Independent School District

Dodd City Independent School District is a public school district based in Dodd City, Texas (USA). The district has two schools Dodd City High School, serving grades 7-12, and Dodd City Elementary School, serving grades PK-6.

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.

Ector Independent School District

Ector Independent School District is a public school district based in Ector, Texas (USA).

In 2009, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.

Elwood, Fannin County, Texas

Elwood is an unincorporated community in Fannin County, Texas, United States.

The Sam Rayburn Independent School District serves area students.

Honey Grove Independent School District

Honey Grove Independent School District is a 2A public school district based in Honey Grove, Texas, United States.

Ivanhoe, Fannin County, Texas

Ivanhoe is an unincorporated community in Fannin County, Texas, United States. It is located 10 miles (16 km) north of Bonham, the Fannin County seat.

The Sam Rayburn Independent School District serves area students.

Ivanhoe General Store is located in Ivanhoe, which also has a post office and a winery. Every October since 2011 Ivanhoe has put on a wine show.

Leonard, Texas

Leonard is a city in Fannin County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,990 at the 2010 census.

Leonard Independent School District

Leonard Independent School District is a public school district based in Leonard, Texas (USA).

In 2009, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency. The school's mascot is the Tiger and the colors are Blue and Gold. Their mascot's name is Paws.

Mulberry, Texas

Mulberry is an unincorporated community in northwestern Fannin County, Texas, United States.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Fannin County, Texas

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Fannin County, Texas.

This is intended to be a complete list of properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Fannin County, Texas. There are one National Historic Landmark, one district, six individual properties, and one former property listed on the National Register in the county. The National Historic Landmark is also a State Historic Site, a State Antiquities Landmark, and a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark while three additional individually listed properties are also Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted May 17, 2019.

Randolph, Texas

Randolph is an unincorporated community in Fannin County, Texas, United States. Although it is unincorporated, Randolph has a post office, with the ZIP code of 75475. This is not to be confused with Randolph in Trinity County, Texas.

Sam Rayburn House Museum

The Sam Rayburn House Museum is a historic house museum at 890 West Texas State Highway 56 in Bonham, Fannin, Texas. Built in 1916, it was home to Sam Rayburn (1882-1961), a famously effective Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976. Since 1972, it has been operated as a museum and state historic site by the Texas Historical Commission.

Savoy Independent School District

Savoy Independent School District is a public school district based in Savoy, Texas (USA).

In 2010, the school had approximately 320 students.

The high school has been district UIL champions 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. UIL State champions in programming team and individual in 2006.

Trenton Independent School District

Trenton Independent School District is a public school district based in Trenton, Texas (USA). The district serves students in southwest Fannin County.

Warren, Fannin County, Texas

Warren was a town in present-day Fannin County, Texas, United States, the site of Fort Warren in the early 19th century. It lay near the border with Grayson County on the Red River. Warren was the county seat of Fannin County when that county was established in 1837. However, when the county seat was moved to Bonham in 1843, Warren began a period of decline. It served as a logistical station for the Confederacy during the American Civil War, but was bypassed by the railroad after the war. As a result it eventually became uninhabited; its post office closed in 1876.

The original courthouse was removed from Warren in the 1920s with an eye toward moving it to Bonham as a historic landmark, but this was never completed.

Wolfe City Independent School District

Wolfe City Independent School District is a public school district based in Wolfe City, Texas (USA).

Located in Hunt County, the district extends into a small portion of Fannin County.

In 2009, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.WCISD services approximately 670 students.

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