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Panola County, Texas
Carthage July 2017 09 (Panola County Courthouse).jpg
The Panola County Courthouse in Carthage
Map of Texas highlighting Panola County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1846
Seat Carthage
Largest cityCarthage
Area
 • Total821 sq mi (2,126 km2)
 • Land802 sq mi (2,077 km2)
 • Water20 sq mi (52 km2), 2.4%
Population
 • ( 2010)23,796
 • Density30/sq mi (10/km2)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.panola.tx.us
The Panola County Heritage Museum in downtown Carthage
The Sammy Brown Library in Carthage serves patrons throughout Panola County.
The Panola Watchman newspaper was first published in 1873 in Carthage by Tom M. Bowers (1837-1916), a Confederate veteran who earlier printed the Carthage Banner.

Panola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 23,796. [1] The county seat is Carthage. [2] Located in East Texas, the name of the county is derived from a Choctaw word for cotton.

Until 2013, Panola County was one of about 30 [3] entirely dry counties in Texas, which means that the sale of alcohol was restricted or prohibited. In 2013, local options for alcohol sales were added to the November election ballots and passed, permitting the sale of beer and wine in stores and the sale of mixed beverages at restaurants.

History

Panola County was formed in 1846 from sections of Harrison and Shelby Counties. It was named after a Choctaw/Chickasaw word for cotton.

Jonathon Anderson, Founder of Panola County. Donated approximately 500 acres of land to found Panola County in the 1800s [4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 821 square miles (2,130 km2), of which 802 square miles (2,080 km2) is land and 20 square miles (52 km2) (2.4%) is covered by water. [5]

Major highways

The TTC-69 component (recommended preferred) of the once-planned Trans-Texas Corridor went through Panola County. [6]

Adjacent counties and parishes

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18503,871
18608,475118.9%
187010,11919.4%
188012,21920.8%
189014,32817.3%
190021,40449.4%
191020,424−4.6%
192021,7556.5%
193024,06310.6%
194022,513−6.4%
195019,250−14.5%
196016,870−12.4%
197015,894−5.8%
198020,72430.4%
199022,0356.3%
200022,7563.3%
201023,7964.6%
Est. 201623,492 [7]−1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]
1850–2010 [9] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [10] of 2000, 22,756 people, 8,821 households, and 6,395 families resided in the county. The population density was 28 people per square mile (11/km²). The 10,524 housing units averaged 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.78% White, 17.67% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 1.87% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. About 3.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 8,821 households, 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were not families; 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was distributed as 25.20% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,909, and for a family was $37,595. Males had a median income of $31,333 versus $19,017 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,439. About 11.60% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.50% of those under age 18 and 16.10% of those age 65 or over.

Education

These school districts serve Panola County:

Panola College, a junior college, has operated in Carthage since 1947.

Communities

Cities

Town

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

Notable residents

Jonathon Anderson, dedicated Memorial on the Carthage, Tx square. Founder of Panola County & notable resident, the Anderson family continues on his legacy within Panola County.

Points of Interest

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [11]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 81.1% 8,445 17.6% 1,835 1.3% 136
2012 77.7% 7,950 21.6% 2,211 0.7% 69
2008 74.2% 7,582 25.3% 2,586 0.5% 48
2004 70.2% 7,021 29.6% 2,958 0.3% 28
2000 65.9% 5,975 33.2% 3,011 1.0% 88
1996 44.6% 4,008 46.4% 4,168 9.0% 812
1992 37.2% 3,473 42.3% 3,950 20.5% 1,909
1988 52.9% 4,642 47.0% 4,123 0.2% 15
1984 63.9% 5,676 35.8% 3,179 0.3% 30
1980 51.9% 4,022 47.0% 3,637 1.1% 88
1976 46.1% 3,218 53.5% 3,731 0.4% 28
1972 73.7% 4,324 25.8% 1,511 0.5% 29
1968 26.7% 1,586 28.8% 1,711 44.6% 2,650
1964 51.8% 2,818 48.0% 2,608 0.2% 11
1960 50.1% 2,264 48.4% 2,187 1.5% 67
1956 52.5% 2,538 46.0% 2,225 1.5% 73
1952 41.8% 2,080 58.2% 2,897 0.1% 5
1948 9.1% 256 62.1% 1,751 28.8% 811
1944 8.8% 221 84.2% 2,106 7.0% 175
1940 5.9% 179 94.1% 2,871 0.1% 2
1936 3.7% 95 95.4% 2,425 0.9% 23
1932 1.9% 50 97.1% 2,630 1.1% 29
1928 24.2% 420 75.6% 1,312 0.2% 3
1924 5.3% 119 93.5% 2,088 1.2% 26
1920 16.2% 268 65.5% 1,086 18.4% 305
1916 8.8% 125 86.1% 1,228 5.1% 73
1912 5.4% 82 78.8% 1,203 15.8% 242

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "TABC Home Page". www.tabc.state.tx.us. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  4. ^ Handbook of Texas Online - PANOLA COUNTY
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  6. ^ TxDoT, TTC Section E, Detailed Maps 1 & 2, 2007-12-21 Archived 2009-02-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  9. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  11. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-07-28.

External links


PANOLA COUNTY TEXAS Latitude and Longitude:

32°10′N 94°19′W / 32.16°N 94.31°W / 32.16; -94.31