Texas Land Information
Not to be confused with the city of Houston, Houston County is located in East Texas and lies just north of Walker County. Houston was the first new county created under the 9-year Republic of Texas on June 12, 1837. With a population of almost 24,000 residents and covering 1,237 square miles, Houston offers an array of amenities with its expansive territory. The Grapeland Safari brings a little taste of Africa to the South, allowing visitors to experience exotic wildlife up close and personal. Ratcliff Lake also offers fishing and boating opportunities for those who love the outdoors. A total of 13,500 acres were listed for sale in Houston County recently, representing a total value of $97 million in Houston County land, homesites and other rural acreage for sale. Recent Land And Farm data shows the average price ($311,093) of land and other rural acreage for sale in Houston County was 74 percent less than the state average for other Texas land and property currently listed for sale on Land And Farm. Houston County is the 38th biggest county (1,231 square miles) in Texas. Land for sale in Houston County represents less than one percent of land and other rural acreage for sale on Land And Farm in the Lone Star State based on total acreage. With land here being home to species like whitetail deer and wild turkey, not surprisingly hunting land is the most common type of land for sale in Houston County
. Most farming activity in Houston County is focused on crop production. From an economic perspective, government and state-level services contribute most to Houston County's overall GDP.