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The Archer County Courthouse in Archer City: The Romanesque style structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Branch Tanner Archer|
|Largest city||Archer City|
|• Total||925 sq mi (2,400 km2)|
|• Land||903 sq mi (2,340 km2)|
|• Water||22 sq mi (60 km2) 2.4%|
|• Density||9.254/sq mi (3.573/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Archer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 8,560. Its county seat is Archer City. It is part of the Wichita Falls metropolitan statistical area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 925 square miles (2,400 km2), of which 903 square miles (2,340 km2) is land and 22 square miles (57 km2) (2.4%) is water.
- U.S. Highway 82
- U.S. Highway 277
- U.S. Highway 281
- State Highway 25
- State Highway 79
- State Highway 114
- Wichita County (north)
- Clay County (east)
- Jack County (southeast)
- Young County (south)
- Baylor County (west)
- Wilbarger County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||8,182||7,356||90.37%||85.93%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||34||30||0.38%||0.35%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||47||71||0.52%||0.83%|
|Asian alone (NH)||18||18||0.20%||0.21%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||3||0||0.03%||0.00%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||4||21||0.04%||0.25%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||91||322||1.01%||3.76%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||675||742||7.46%||8.67%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
The Seymour Division of the sprawling 320,000 deeded acre (1400 km²) La Escalera Ranch is located north of Seymour, Texas in Baylor County and part of Archer County. The Seymour Division consists of 34,000 acres (120 km²) which was formally known as the Cross Bar Ranch when it was owned by the Claude Cowan Sr. Trust. The ranch was purchased in January, 2005 by the Gerald Lyda family and La Escalera Limited Partnership and is managed by partner Jo Lyda Granberg and her husband K. G. Granberg of Seymour. La Escalera Ranch extends over much of Pecos County and portions of Reeves, Brewster, Archer and Baylor Counties. It is known for its reputation herd of Black Angus cattle and its abundant wildlife.
Joseph Sterling Bridwell, the Wichita Falls philanthropist and oilman, also owned a ranch in Archer County.
These school districts serve Archer County:
- Archer City Independent School District
- Holliday Independent School District
- Iowa Park Consolidated Independent School District (partial)
- Jacksboro Independent School District (partial)
- Olney Independent School District (partial)
- Windthorst Independent School District
Megargel Independent School District once served portions of Archer County, but it closed after the fall of 2006.
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