Lamar County, Texas
Lamar County: County in Mississippi, United States
Lamar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 49,793 and a population density of 38 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 49,905 inhabitants. Its county seat is Purvis. The county was created 119 years ago in 1904.
Lamar County is located in northeastern Texas along the Red River. It was established in 1840 and named for Mirabeau Lamar, the second president of the Republic of Texas.
The city of Paris has been the county seat since 1844. Paris was settled in 1839 and named for the capital of France. By the late 1800s, it became an important railroad hub and center of commerce.
Key Facts About Lamar County Today
Population: As of 2021, around 50,000 people live in Lamar County. Paris has about 25,000 residents.
Major Industries: The economy today relies on healthcare, education, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism. Major employers are Campbell Soup and Texas Instruments.
Attractions: Top attractions include the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site, Downtown Paris, Camp Maxey Training Center, and the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial.
Things to See and Do in Lamar County
Some top attractions and activities in Lamar County include:
- Touring the 1854 Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site
- Shopping and dining in historic downtown Paris
- Fishing and boating on the waters of Pat Mayse Lake
- Visiting military and war exhibits at the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial
- Attending the annual Lamar County Spring Show highlighting ranching heritage
With its historic towns and sites, Lamar County offers a window into the frontier spirit and cultural traditions of Northeast Texas.
Quick Facts about Lamar County
|Population :||49,905 (2020)|
|Country :||United States of America|
|State :||Texas (United States)|
|Different from :||Lamar County, Lamar County, Lamar County|
|Area :||1296 km2|
|Water as percent of area :||0.7%|
|Land as percent of area :||99.3%|
|Named for :||Lucius Q. C. Lamar|
|Altitude :||564 feet / 172 meters|
|Establishment :||February 02, 1904|
|Time Zone :||America/Chicago|
|Local time :||09:59:17 (24th September 2023)|
|Density :||39 Pop. per km² as of 2020|
|Population growth :||0.22% (2010-2020)|
|Weather :||74℉ Mostly Cloudy then Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather|
Lamar County map
The largest city of Lamar County is Paris with a population of 24,872. Other cities include, Forest Hill population 12,943, Reno population 3,349, Blossom population 1,576 and Amherst population 652. See all Lamar County cities & populated places.
Lamar County Populated Places
Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Lamar County.
|Paris||24,872||County seat of Lamar County, Texas, United States|
|Forest Hill||12,943||Suburb of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas, United States|
|Reno||3,349||City in Lamar County, Texas, United States|
|Amherst||652||City in Texas, United States|
|Roxton||640||City in Lamar County, Texas, United States|
|Deport||555||City in Lamar County, Texas, United States|
|Sun Valley||80||City in Texas, United States|
|Toco||76||City in Lamar County, Texas, United States.|
Lamar County forecast: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy. Low around 74, with temperatures rising to around 76 overnight. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible. more
- Official Website
Official website of Lamar County
The population of Lamar County increased by 0.22% in 10 years.
People born in Lamar County (1)
American politician Harvey Fillingane was born in Lamar County
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