Foard County, Texas

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Foard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 1,622. It is named for Robert Levi Foard, an attorney and American Civil War soldier. Foard County was one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas until voters approved a referendum to permit the legal sale of alcoholic beverages in May 2006. Its county seat is Crowell[1], which is also the county's only incorporated community.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 708 square miles (1,833.7 km2), of which 707 square miles (1,831.1 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.14%) is water.

Major highways

Tourist attractions

  • Copper Breaks State Park [1] is located near the Pease River about 8 miles north of Crowell off State Highway 6. The park is located in neighboring Hardeman County.
  • Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus is located 10 miles west of Crowell off U.S. Highway 70. It is operated by the 3 Rivers Foundation for the Arts & Sciences, which is based in Crowell.

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