Hardeman County, Texas

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Hardeman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 4,724. Hardeman County is named for Bailey Hardeman and Thomas Jones Hardeman, two early Texas politicians and legislators. Hardeman County was one of 46 prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas until November 2006, when voters approved referendums to permit the legal sale of alcoholic beverages for on- and off-premises consumption. The seat of the county is Quanah[1], where most of the county population resides.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 697 square miles (1,805.2 km2), of which 695 square miles (1,800.0 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.23%) is water.

Major highways

Tourist attractions

  • Copper Breaks State Park, which is operated by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, is located in far southern Hardeman County near the Pease River just off State Highway 6, about 12 miles (19 km) south of Quanah. The park features a portion of the state Texas longhorn herd.
  • Lake Pauline is located off U.S. Highway 287, 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Quanah.

Major industries

Georgia-Pacific operates a gypsum plant in the small community of Acme, located 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Quanah on U.S. Highway 287.

Adjacent counties

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