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A Little Bit About Fannin County, Texas
Fannin County is located sixty miles northeast of Dallas. It is comprised of 895 square miles of rolling hills of blackland prarie with a strip of claypan soil along the Red River, which forms the northern border. Adjacent counties include Grayson County to the west, Collin County to the southwest, Hunt County to the south, Delta County to the southeast, and Lamar County to the east. Rainfall averages just over forty-three inches. The minimum temperature in January averages 33° F and maximum temperature in July is 94° with an average growing season of 228 days.
The first Europeans to explore the region came through in 1687 and the first permanent white settlers arrived by riverboat via the Red River in 1836. They established two colonies (Lexington and Fort Warren) on the Red River that quickly grew large enough for the recently chartered Congress of the Republic of Texas to establish a new county on December 14, 1837 named after James W. Fannin; a recently martyred hero of the Massacre of Goliad. The Bois D’Arc community was established as the county seat and was renamed Bonham in 1844 in honor of James Butler Bonham, a defender of the Alamo.
Early Fannin County settlers were largely Protestants from the South, particularly Tennesssee. The population grew steadily and reached 9,217 by 1860. The citizens of Fannin County voted against secession but supported the Confederacy by raising several companies of soldiers and supporting a Confederate hospital that treated many wounded soldiers.
The largely agricultural-based population of Fannin County grew steadily after the War Between the States. The Texas and Pacific railroad traversed the county in 1873. This greatly facilitated cotton and corn farming, which were the main sources of income. Rural electrification and a telephone exchange arrived in 1889. When aviation became widespread, Fannin County residents raised the money to build Jones Field just north of Bonham. The bell tower of the County courthouse burned on December 31,1929 with no loss of records.
Agriculture continued to drive the economy in the first half of the twentieth century with limited manufacturing and commercial ventures. The main cash crops remained cotton and corn. The chief livestock included dairy farming, and swine production. After the 1950s, agricultural production began to decline in favor of wheat, sorghum, and peanuts. Beef cattle became the main livestock produced.
The principally agrarian population of Fannin County peaked at just over 50,000 in 1900 and gradually decreased over the next 70 years, largely related to America’s widespread rural exodus that accompanied increasing urbanization and industrialization. It reached a nadir of 22,000 in 1970, fewer than it had been in the 1880s; but began to recover the 1970s and 80s and had approached 25,000 by 1990.
The future of Fannin County continues to brighten. Expanding industrial and manufacturing opportunities as well as growing numbers of retirees, commuters, and telecommuters continue to enhance steady growth in the Fannin County population, which is currently just under 34,000. Fannin County’s continued expansion of commerce is being facilitated by an improving business environment as well as geographical advantages including it’s proximity to the metroplex and east-west highway 82 and north-south highway 121, which meet in Bonham.
Some of Fannin County’s cities, towns, and communities we gladly serve: