Erath County, Texas

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Erath County (pronounced /ˈiː.ræθ/ EE-rath) is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 33,001. It is named for George Bernard Erath, an early surveyor and a soldier at the Battle of San Jacinto. The seat of the county is Stephenville[1].

Erath County is also home to two of North America's largest renewable natural gas plants. The largest being operated at Huckabay Ridge, near Stephenville. The second largest being located outside of Dublin at Rio Leche Estates. On November 4, 2008, Erath County voters elected to allow the sale of beer and wine in the county for off-premise consumption.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,090 square miles (2,823.1 km2), of which 1,086 square miles (2,812.7 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.32%) is water.

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