Chambers County, Texas

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Chambers County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. In 2000 U.S. Census, its population was 26,031. As of the 2007, Census estimated that the county has a population of 28,771. It is named for Thomas Jefferson Chambers [1], an early lawyer in Texas. The county was founded in 1858. The seat of the county is Anahuac[2].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 872 square miles (2,258.5 km2), of which 599 square miles (1,551.4 km2) is land and 273 square miles (707.1 km2) (31.27%) is water.

The south and southwestern parts of the county lie in the Galveston Bay Area on the shores of Trinity Bay and East Bay. A small portion of the southeastern area lies on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

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