Nacogdoches County, Texas

Nacogdoches County: County in Texas, United States

About

Nacogdoches County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 64,524 and a population density of 25 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 64,753 inhabitants. Its county seat is Nacogdoches. The county was created 167 years ago in 1856.

Nacogdoches County is located in eastern Texas, near the border with Louisiana. The county seat is the city of Nacogdoches. With a population around 65,000, Nacogdoches County contains some of the most historic sites in Texas.

History of Nacogdoches County

Nacogdoches County has a long and rich history. It was one of the earliest European settlements in Texas, founded as a Spanish mission in 1716. Nacogdoches was a hub for both the Spanish and French during their 18th century battles over the region.

In 1836, Nacogdoches played a role in the Texas Revolution as many local citizens joined the cause. The county was officially established that same year under the new Republic of Texas.

Economy and Industry in Nacogdoches County

Today, the economy of Nacogdoches County revolves around education, health care, retail, and lumber. The county is home to Stephen F. Austin State University and Angelina College. Nacogdoches Medical Center is the largest hospital. Timber is a major industry, as the county contains substantial pine forests.

Major employers include the school districts, hospitals, Pilgrim's Pride poultry processing, and Tyson Foods. Tourism related to history also bolsters the economy.

Attractions and Things to Do in Nacogdoches County

Top attractions in Nacogdoches County include:

  • The Old Stone Fort Museum, an 1830s replica of an early Texas trading post
  • Millard's Crossing Historic Village, a pioneer settlement with historic homes and buildings
  • Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, with over 400 azalea varieties
  • The Durst-Taylor House and Gardens, an elegant antebellum plantation home
  • Lanana Creek Trail, offering hiking through forests and along the creek

With historic sites, university culture, and natural scenery, Nacogdoches County provides an authentic east Texas experience. Its long history makes it a hidden gem in the region.

Nacogdoches County locator map
Location of Nacogdoches County on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Nacogdoches County

Population : 64,753 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Area : 2540 km2
Water as percent of area : 3.5%
Land as percent of area : 96.5%
Named for : Nacogdoche
Altitude : 361 feet / 110 meters
Capital : Nacogdoches
Establishment : August 08, 1856
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 17:33:59 (16th April 2024)
Density : 25 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.35% (2010-2020)
Nacogdoches tx county courthouse 2015 image
Nacogdoches tx county courthouse 2015
Nacogdoches tx county courthouse 2015 image

Geography

Nacogdoches County is located at 31°36'58"N 94°36'57"W (31.6159800, -94.6158700). It has 5 neighbors: Angelina County, Cherokee County, Rusk County, San Augustine County and Shelby County.

Nacogdoches County map

The largest city of Nacogdoches County is Nacogdoches with a population of 32,461. Other cities include, Garrison population 869, Cushing population 614, Appleby population 444 and Chireno population 378. See all Nacogdoches County cities & populated places.

Nacogdoches County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Nacogdoches County.

City Name Population Title
Nacogdoches 32,461 Small city in Nacogdoches County, Texas
Garrison 869 City in Nacogdoches County, Texas, United States
Cushing 614 City in Texas
Appleby 444 City in Nacogdoches County, Texas, United States
Chireno 378 City in Nacogdoches County, Texas, United States

Nacogdoches County has 5 neighbours.

  • Nacogdoches

Demographics

The population of Nacogdoches County increased by 0.35% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 64,524 - census
2011 65,655 1.72% estimation process
2012 65,866 0.32% estimation process
2013 65,193 -1.03% estimation process
2014 65,240 0.07% estimation process
2015 65,462 0.34% estimation process
2016 65,549 0.13% estimation process
2017 65,317 -0.36% estimation process
2018 65,161 -0.24% estimation process
2019 65,204 0.07% estimation process
2020 64,753 -0.7% estimation process

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People born in Nacogdoches County (1)

American ethnographer R. Stuart Geiger was born in Nacogdoches County

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