Shackelford County, Texas facts for kids
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The Shackelford County Courthouse in Albany
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Jack Shackelford|
|• Total||916 sq mi (2,370 km2)|
|• Land||914 sq mi (2,370 km2)|
|• Water||1.3 sq mi (3 km2) 0.1%|
|• Density||3.3897/sq mi (1.3088/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Shackelford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 3,105. Its county seat is Albany. The county was created in 1858 and later organized in 1874. Shackelford is named for Dr. Jack Shackelford, a Virginia physician who equipped soldiers at his own expense to fight in the Texas Revolution.
Historic Fort Griffin, established in 1867, lies within Shackelford County.
During the last two weekends of June, the Fort Griffin Fandangle, a western musical production, is presented by Shackelford County residents in the Prairie Theater in Albany. The content of the program is changed each year. Begun in 1938, it is billed as "Texas' Oldest Outdoor Musical".
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 916 square miles (2,370 km2), of which 914 square miles (2,370 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (0.1%) is water.
- Throckmorton County (north)
- Stephens County (east)
- Eastland County (southeast)
- Callahan County (south)
- Jones County (west)
- Haskell County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||2,961||2,612||87.66%||84.12%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||14||20||0.41%||0.64%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||8||6||0.24%||0.19%|
|Asian alone (NH)||9||14||0.27%||0.45%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||1||0||0.03%||0.00%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||2||2||0.06%||0.06%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||43||88||1.27%||2.83%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||340||363||10.07%||11.69%|
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.
Shackelford County includes these school districts:
- Lueders-Avoca Independent School District
- Albany Independent School District
- Moran Independent School District
In Spanish: Condado de Shackelford para niños
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