Morris County, Texas facts for kids
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The Morris County Courthouse in Daingerfield
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|• Total||259 sq mi (670 km2)|
|• Land||252 sq mi (650 km2)|
|• Water||6.7 sq mi (17 km2) 2.6%%|
|• Density||46.23/sq mi (17.85/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Morris County is a county located near the eastern border of the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 11,973. Its county seat is Daingerfield. Morris County is probably named for William Wright Morris, an early judge and planter from Henderson, also in northeast Texas. As of 2016, Morris County is no longer one of six prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas. Morris County is now "partially wet."
In the nineteenth century, this area was settled primarily by European-American planters and farmers, many of whom brought enslaved African Americans with them or purchased others to work as laborers on the cotton plantations they developed. Cotton was most important, but farmers also cultivated other commodity crops before the American Civil War. Eastern Texas was the region of the state with the highest number and proportion of slaves.
The area has continued to be mostly rural and agricultural. In the 21st century, African Americans comprise a significant minority in the county.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 259 square miles (670 km2), of which 252 square miles (650 km2) is land and 6.7 square miles (17 km2) (2.6%) is water. It is the fifth-smallest county in Texas by land area and fourth-smallest by total area.
- US 67
- US 259
- SH 11
- SH 49
- SH 77
- FM 130
- FM 144
- FM 161
- FM 250
- SH 338
- Bowie County (north)
- Cass County (east)
- Marion County (southeast)
- Upshur County (south)
- Camp County (southwest)
- Titus County (west)
- Red River County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||8,636||7,716||66.77%||64.45%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||2,952||2,448||22.82%||20.45%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||82||70||0.63%||0.58%|
|Asian alone (NH)||43||35||0.33%||0.29%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||3||9||0.02%||0.08%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||7||30||0.05%||0.25%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||208||483||1.61%||4.03%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||1,003||1,182||7.75%||9.87%|
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 following school districts serve Morris County:
- Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD (small portion in Titus County)
- Hughes Springs ISD (mostly in Cass County)
- Pewitt CISD (small portions in Titus and Cass counties)
In Spanish: Condado de Morris (Texas) para niños
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