Panola County (Texas)

The Panola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. The seat of the county government ( county seat ) is located in Carthage. The county is one of the Dry counties, which means that the sale of alcohol is restricted or prohibited.


The County is located in northeast Texas on the border of Louisiana and has an area of ​​2127 square kilometers, of which 53 square kilometers are water surface. It borders the following counties and parishes:


The Panola County was formed in 1846 from parts of Harrison County and Shelby County. It was named after the Native American word for cotton.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Panola County 23,796 people in 8,714 households. The population density was 11.5 inhabitants per square kilometer.

The racial the population was composed of 76.8 percent white, 16.3 percent African American, 0.4 percent Native American, 0.3 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 1.8 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 8.3 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. In the 8,714 households lived statistically 2.57 per person.

24.8 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 59.4 percent were between 18 and 64 and 15.8 percent were 65 years or older. 51.2 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 46,456. The per capita income was $ 21,944. 13.2 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns


  • Beckville
  • Carthage
  • Tatum1


  • Gary City

Unincorporated communities

  • Bethany
  • Clayton
  • Deadwood
  • Galloway
  • Long Branch
  • Murvaul
  • Panola

1 - partly in Rusk County

  • Buncome
  • Daniels
  • De Berry
  • Delray
  • Dotson
  • Fair Play
  • Grand Bluff
  • Holland Quarters
  • Logan
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Rider Ville
  • Walnut Grove