Leon County, Texas Real estate and Community InformationLeon County is located in Texas, east of Waco on Interstate 45 in the Claypan area of eastern Central Texas. The county seat is located in Centerville, Texas. The estimated 2015 population is 17,086 residents.
Leon County is made of the cities of Buffalo, Centerville, Marquez, Leona and Jewett, the towns of Oakwood and Normangee, the unincorporated communities of Vanetie, Red Branch, Hopewell, Guy’s Store, Flynn, Concord and Centerview. Leon County also includes the three ghost towns of Robbins, Eunice and Egypt.
The cost of living is relatively low while the economy is strong and thriving. With the construction of new homes, new vibrancy is settling into the neighborhoods.
Farmers raised hogs, cattle and corn and in the 1850’s cotton began to take hold. The Civil War had a devastating effect on Leon County. Farms lost value for lack of markets for their products and the incredible fluctuation of currency. During the 1870’s the economy began to recover, but it did not reach pre-war levels until the 1880’s. Corn and then cotton became the crops to grow and their rise in sales was due to the increase of population. Helping the population and interest in the area was the construction of Great Northern Railroad.
The farming industry again took a tumble during the great depression, but rebounded slightly. After World War II the economy shifted into high gear. Farmlands that were left to lie fallow were reforested and the lumber industry began to increase. By the early 1970’s, Leon County experienced incredible economic growth as the county became the leaders in calf and cow production. Farms made a comeback with crops that included small grains, vegetables, watermelons, hay and Christmas trees. Oil production added muscle to the economy and petroleum production has increased steadily.
The school district is highly rated by students, teachers, parents and other educational professionals. The district mixes academics with sports to provide a well rounded education as they stress the importance to exercise the mind while strengthening the thought process and the body.
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