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Shelby County, Texas

Shelby County, Texas
Shelby County Courthouse in Center
Map of Texas highlighting Shelby County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1837
Named for Isaac Shelby
Seat Center
Largest city Center
 • Total 835 sq mi (2,163 km2)
 • Land 796 sq mi (2,062 km2)
 • Water 39 sq mi (101 km2), 4.7%
 • (2010) 25,448
 • Density 32/sq mi (12/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.tx.shelby.cowww

Shelby County is a

  • Shelby County Sports
  • Shelby County Today webpage
  • Shelby County government's website
  • Handbook of Texas OnlineShelby County in at the University of Texas
  • History of the regulators and moderators and the Shelby County war in 1841 and 1842, hosted by the Portal to Texas History
  • Shelby County Chamber of Commerce website
  • Shelby County Genealogy webpage (RootsWeb)
  • Shelby County Community Links

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  4. ^ "Shelby County". Texas Almanac. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  10. ^ "[2]." Greyhound Lines. Retrieved on July 29, 2012. NOTE: The information for Center appears as a pop-up window.


See also


Unincorporated communities




Greyhound Lines operates the Center Station at the Shelby County's Best Yogurt store in Center.[10]

Mass transportation

US 59 goes through Shelby County. It is planned to be upgraded to interstate standards as part of the planned Interstate 69 up to Tenaha, where the planned Interstate 369 will follow US 59 northward to both Interstate 30 and Interstate 49 in Texarkana. US 84 is planned to be upgraded to interstate standards as part of the planned Interstate 69 from Tenaha to the Louisiana state line.

Major highways


The following school districts serve Shelby County:


The median income for a household in the county was $29,112, and the median income for a family was $34,021. Males had a median income of $26,501 versus $20,280 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,186. About 14.90% of families and 19.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.70% of those under age 18 and 16.90% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.20 males.

There were 9,595 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.08.

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 25,224 people, 9,595 households, and 6,908 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 11,955 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 72.65% White, 19.44% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 5.87% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 9.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


National protected area

Adjacent counties and parishes

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 835 square miles (2,160 km2), of which 796 square miles (2,060 km2) is land and 39 square miles (100 km2) (4.7%) is water.[5]


Shelby County was formed in 1837. It was named for Isaac Shelby, a soldier from Tennessee during the American Revolution, and first Governor of Kentucky.



  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties and parishes 2.1
    • National protected area 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Education 4
  • Transportation 5
    • Major highways 5.1
    • Mass transportation 5.2
  • Communities 6
    • Cities 6.1
    • Towns 6.2
    • Unincorporated communities 6.3
  • Images 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

Shelby County was formerly represented in the Texas House of Representatives by the Center businessman and conservative Republican Wayne Christian. In 2012, Christian was defeated for renomination by current Representative Chris Paddie.

. Kentucky of governor who became the first American Revolution in the soldier, a Isaac Shelby It is named for [4][3]

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