Located in central Texas on the famed Edwards Plateau, Tom Green County was established in 1874 and currently comprises 1,541 square miles of Lone Star heartland. With a population of about 110,000 (as of the 2010 census), most of the residents live in the county seat, San Angelo, with several small, unincorporated communities and census-designated places throughout the rest of the county.
While San Angelo remains the more urban hub of the region, much of the rest of Tom Green County is the rural ranch and farm country central and west Texas are known for. As of 2012, over 950,000 acres of land are dedicated to farming, with nearly 80% dedicated to pastureland for livestock.
The majority of this ranching and cattle raising takes place in the portion of the county that is part of the Edwards Plateau, while the areas of the county classified as Lower Osage Plains are more commonly used for agriculture – primarily for grains, cotton, oilseeds, and dry beans, though many other crops are also represented. Primary livestock includes cattle, goats, and sheep.
Across the county, and through the city of San Angelo, the southern branch of the Concho River flows through this area of Texas, feeding OC Fisher Lake, Lake Nasworthy, and the Twin Buttes Reservoir. The reservoir is an essential part of agricultural irrigation for farmland near San Angelo.
Beyond ranching and crop farming, hunting is also a popular attraction for both residents and visitors. Hunting leases, where guests rent ranch property specifically for hunting game, are common. The most popular game includes quail, javelina, goose, alligator, dove, hare, turkey, and of course, the Hill Country white-tail deer famous in this region.
Properties of varying acreage are available throughout Tom Green County, suited for crops, hunting ranches, livestock, or other agricultural pursuits. With two distinct regions – Edwards Plateau and Osage Plains – as well as the more urban environment of San Angelo, the property options in this part of central Texas are numerous! Explore the listings below to find the Tom Green County property that meets your needs and budget.