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Jones County Courthouse

Jones County was established in 1881, and named for Anson Jones, (1798-1858), the last President of the Texas Republic.  Jones County is the site of the Emigrant Trail, The Frontier Military Road and Fort Phantom Hill.

The county is located in West Central Texas, and is part of the Rolling Plains. The size of the county is roughly 937 square miles, with agriculture being the primary industry. Agricultural production includes cotton, wheat, grain sorghum, hay, and cattle.   There are five school districts and various communities throughout the county.  School districts within the county include Anson, Hamlin, Stamford, Hawley, and Lueders/Avoca.  The population of the county in 2010, was 20,202.

County government information can be found here.

 

AgriLife Today

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  • Hale and Swisher Crops Conference set for April 14 in Plainview
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  • Results of annual Texas wheat producer survey released
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