Swisher County

By: Sierra Mosley-Jefferson

Swisher County

  • The County is named for James G. Swisher, a soldier of the Texas Revolution and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
  • The county ranges in elevation from 3,000 to 3,600 feet above sea level, averages 18.94 inches of rain per year, and has an annual growing season averaging 205 days. The average minimum temperature is 24° F in January, and the average maximum is 93° in July. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Texas, -23° F, occurred in Tulia on February 12, 1899.

Swisher Land

  • Level surface, fertile soils and an abundant underground water supply have brought to this country in recent years a swift transformation from big scale ranching to

    intensive, highly industrialized crop growing and livestock raising.

Swisher Geography

  • Swisher County is a highly productive farming and livestock-raising county which has developed rapidly. It is located about the center of the great plains Country. It is thirty miles square and is traversed by three small streams, the North, Middle, and South Tule Creeks that cover the eastern portion.