Panola County, Texas

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Panola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 22,756. Located in East Texas, the county's name is derived from a Native American word for cotton. The seat of the county is Carthage[1].

Panola County is one of 30[2] entirely dry counties in the state of Texas, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 821 square miles (2,127 km²), of which 801 square miles (2,074 km²) is land and 20 square miles (53 km²) (2.49%) is water.

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Panola County was formed in 1846 from sections of Harrison County and Shelby County. It was named after a Native American word for cotton.[3]

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