Grayson County, Texas

related topics
{household, population, female}
{county, mile, population}
{build, building, house}
{area, part, region}
{rate, high, increase}

Grayson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 110,595. By 2009 the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that total population had reached 120,030[1]. Grayson County is included in the Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area and the DallasFort Worth Combined Statistical Area, and is also part of the Texoma region. It is named after Peter Wagener Grayson, an attorney general of the Republic of Texas. The seat of the county is Sherman[2]. It was founded in 1846.



On May 15, 1896, a tornado measuring F5 on the Fujita scale struck Sherman. The tornado had a damage path 400 yards (370 m) wide and 28 miles (45 km) long, killing 73 people and injuring 200. About 50 homes were destroyed, with 20 of them being completely obliterated.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 979 square miles (2,535.6 km2), of which 934 square miles (2,419.0 km2) is land and 46 square miles (119.1 km2) (4.67%) is water.

Major highways

Full article ▸

related documents
Polk County, Iowa
Pickens County, Georgia
Greene County, Virginia
Early County, Georgia
Marion County, Kentucky
Webster County, Missouri
Van Buren County, Iowa
Greene County, Illinois
Carter County, Missouri
Brown County, Texas
Lewis County, Tennessee
Tate County, Mississippi
Bon Homme County, South Dakota
Anderson County, Texas
Caribou County, Idaho
Russell County, Kentucky
Howard County, Iowa
Hancock County, Kentucky
Sumner County, Tennessee
Burke County, Georgia
Marshall County, Minnesota
Ida County, Iowa
Schuyler County, Missouri
Metcalfe County, Kentucky
Bath County, Kentucky
Clarke County, Mississippi
Union County, Iowa
Garland County, Arkansas
Campbell County, Kentucky
Carlisle County, Kentucky