Yoakum County Est.1876

By: Tatiana Moore

Yoakum County Facts

Yoakum County's Market Value is 90.1 Million Dollars

History

* Founded August 21 1876 and Organized September 7 1907

* Only Texas county named after an author (Henderson Yoakum); Pioneer historian

* Oil discovered 1936- First oil well rushed in 1935

Economy/Agriculture

* Agriculture: Cotton, Peanuts, Sorghum, Wheat, Watermelons, Cattle

* Economy: Oil, Gas, Agriculture

Recreation

* Yoakum county Heritage and Art Museum

* Annual Yoakum County watermelon roundup

* Yoakum county park