Fannin County, Texas facts for kids
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Fannin County Courthouse in Bonham in 2020
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||James Fannin|
|• Total||899 sq mi (2,330 km2)|
|• Land||891 sq mi (2,310 km2)|
|• Water||8.0 sq mi (21 km2) 0.9%|
|• Density||39.669/sq mi (15.316/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
The county was named for James Fannin, who commanded the group of Texans killed in the Goliad Massacre during the Texas Revolution. James Bonham (the county seat's namesake) sought Fannin's assistance for the Battle of the Alamo, but Fannin was unable to provide it.
The county was created in 1837 and organized the next year. Fannin County is a part of the Texoma region.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles (2,330 km2), of which 891 square miles (2,310 km2) is land and 8.0 square miles (21 km2) (0.9%) is water. It is drained by Bois D'Arc Creek and Sulphur River.
- U.S. Highway 69
- U.S. Highway 82
- State Highway 11
- State Highway 34
- State Highway 50
- State Highway 56
- State Highway 78
- State Highway 121
- Bryan County, Oklahoma (north)
- Lamar County (east)
- Delta County (southeast)
- Hunt County (south)
- Collin County (southwest)
- Grayson County (west)
National protected area
|U.S. Decennial Census
County Information Program
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||27,433||27,042||80.89%||75.83%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||2,273||2,199||6.70%||6.17%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||294||309||0.87%||0.87%|
|Asian alone (NH)||122||145||0.36%||0.41%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||6||20||0.02%||0.06%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||23||112||0.07%||0.31%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||538||1,617||1.59%||4.53%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||3,226||4,218||9.51%||11.83%|
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.
In Spanish: Condado de Fannin (Texas) para niños
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