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Erath County, Texas

US county information
NameErath County
US Area
Total Area1090 sq mi (2823.1 km2)
Land Area1086 sq mi (2812.7 km2)
Water Area3 sq mi (7.8 km2)
Population33001 (2000)
Density5/km2 (13/sq mi)

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Erath County (pronounced -enˈiː.ræθ ) is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 33,001. It is named for George Bernard Erath, an early surveyor and a soldier at the Battle of San Jacinto. The seat of the county is Stephenville .

Erath County is also home to two of North America's largest renewable natural gas plants. The largest being operated at Huckabay Ridge, near Stephenville. The second largest being located outside of Dublin at Rio Leche Estates. On November 4, 2008, Erath County voters elected to allow the sale of beer and wine in the county for off-premise consumption.

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