Date of Award

5-1955

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Master of Agriculture

Abstract

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF WALLER COUNTY, TEXAS

Waller county, is a diversified crop and livestock county in southwest Texas. Waller county also in 1950 had a population of 11,961 and was 66.9 percent rural, 33.1 percent farm rural. The population is composed of 52.9 percent Negroes and 47.1 percent White. Waller County was created and organized in 1873 from Austin and Grimes counties for Edwin Waller, a signer for Texas Declaration of Independence.

Waller county, has an altitude of 100-300 feet with an annual rainfall of 40.45 inches and an annual mean temperature of 69 degrees.

Rolling Post Oak Belt in County in North; Costal Prairies in south. Soils sandy loams and clays on uplands, alluvias in Brazos bottoms along west boundary line; some black waxy soils in central part. The major trees consist of Post oak, pine, cotton wood, live oak, sycamore, ash and elm. The oil output in 1952 was 444, 111 barrels. Other minerals found in the county are: sand, gravel, gas and brick clay.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J. M. Coruthers

Committee Member

C. H. Pool

Committee Member

C. H. Pool

Publisher

Prairie View Agricultural And Mechanical College

Rights

© 2021 Prairie View A & M University

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Date of Digitization

3/16/2022

Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View

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