Freestone County

Freestone County, Texas

PO Box 1010
Fairfield, TX 75840
Phone: (903) 389-2635
Fax: (903) 389-6533

In east-central TX, northeast of Waco; organized Sep 6, 1850 from Limestone County. Name Origin: Either for freestone water, which contains little or no dissolved substances, such as calcium, or for any stone that can be cut easily and without splitting

Area (sq mi):: 892.13 (land 877.43; water 14.70) Population per square mile: 21.40
Population 2005: 18,800 State rank: 123 Population change: 2000-20005 5.20%; 1990-2000 13.00% Population 2000: 17,867 (White 71.80%; Black or African American 18.90%; Hispanic or Latino 8.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 5.30%). Foreign born: 3.10%. Median age: 37.80
Income 2000: per capita $16,338; median household $31,283; Population below poverty level: 14.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,417-$19,903
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 23.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Luminant Energy phased out operations at its Big Brown coal plant in Freestone County today, ceasing electricity production at the nations largest source of sulfur dioxide in 2016 and one of the nations largest sources of mercury.
The company is closing its two-unit Sandow Power Plant in Milam County and its two-unit Big Brown Power Plant in Freestone County.
Carden also has relatives who own ranches in Freestone County, a likely pass-through for the train, according to the two routes that federal officials said were being seriously considered.
1 and 2 at the Big Brown power plant in Freestone County will also switch to PRB coal.
Other than the record from Harrison County, Schmidly (1983) reported no occurrence in this region east of Dallas County and north of Freestone County.
This segment, comprised of 97 miles of 42-inch natural gas pipeline, connects the Partnership's 30-inch pipeline in Freestone County, the Bethel Storage Facility and its 30-inch Texoma pipeline in Rusk County.
In addition to the sixteen lakes in Table 1, Fairfield Lake, in Freestone County, was surveyed 2000-2002, and Richland Chambers Reservoir, in Freestone and Navarro counties, was surveyed 2001-2002.
At Big Brown Power Plant and its supporting mine in Freestone County, the following steps will be necessary:
Anadarko, which gathers the majority of its own production in East Texas, will deliver the gas to Energy Transfer at mutually agreeable points of delivery in Freestone County.
A westward extension of range is also reported for Oryzomys palustris, the marsh rice rat, in Freestone County.
Hosting the Freestone County Soil and Water Conservation District's annual wildlife and plant ID competition at Freestone Energy Center