Date of Award
Master of Science
Master of Agriculture
Leon County is located in Bast Central Texas. It was created and organized in I846 from Robertson County. Named for Martin de Leon, early colony empresario and founder of Victoria. It has wooded, rolling to hilly terrain on divide between Trinity and Navasota Rivers. It has an altitude of 150-500 feet. The annual rainfall is 37.59 inches, and the mean annual temperature is 67 degrees. The county is sparsely populated. It has a rural population and an Agricultural economy. It Is approximately 39.3 percent Negro Inhabited.
In 1954, 188,772 barrels of oil were produced, production. Also, large gas production, ignite iron ore, and brick clay, dark soils on Leona and Oakwood Prairie areas; alluvial in bottoms. It has pine, white oak, post oak, gum, pin oak, red oak, and pecan trees. Lumbering is becoming a fairly important industry. There is excellent game range in each section of the county. Numerous running streams and lakes afford good fishing.
J. K. Coruthers
Joe B. Wagner
Curtis D. Alexander
Prairie View Agriculture and Mechanical College
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Date of Digitization
John B Coleman Library
City of Publication
Alexander, R. (1956). Farm Tenancy And Its Influence On The Social And Economic Standard Of Farmers In Leon County, Texas. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/463