Stonewall County Profile

Stonewall County, which was named for Andrew “Stonewall” Jackson, has a rich history of buffalo hunters and Spanish Explorers. Much of its rolling farm and ranch land is jaggedly cut by the Double Mountain and the Salt Forks of the Brazos River. In fact, Stonewall County offers more miles of scenic river bed than any other Texas County. Perhaps Stonewall County’s most known landmark is the Double Mountain. It is so named because of its two flat topped summits separated by a visible depression. The mountain is 2,500 feet above sea level and can be seen from many parts of Stonewall, as well as adjoining counties. The Double Mountain is said to have been used as a landmark for Spanish explorers as well as native Americans and frontiersmen for centuries. The economy of Stonewall County depends mostly on oil and gas production and ranching. Some farmland is left in the county but a vast majority, some 50,000 plus acres have been planted to grass through the Conservation Reserve Program. Crops grown here include: cotton, wheat, sorghum (mostly for hay production), and peanuts. The county is rich with wildlife such as mourning dove, bobwhite quail, whitetail deer, wild hog, and predators. Because of this the county has become known as one of Texas’ newest hot spots for hunting. The county’s economy has benefitted greatly from out of town visitors and land owners in recent years due to this hunting surge.