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Fannin County, Texas

US county information
NameFannin County
StateTexas
SeatBonham
US Area
Total Area899 sq mi (2328.4 km2)
Land Area891 sq mi (2307.7 km2)
Water Area8 sq mi (20.7 km2)
Population31242 (2000)
Density14/km2 (36.3/sq mi)

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Fannin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 31,242, and had increased to 32,999 in 2009. It is named for James Fannin, who commanded the group of Texans killed in the Goliad Massacre during the Texas Revolution. The seat of the county is Bonham , named for James Bonham, who sought Fannin's aid at the Battle of the Alamo. It was founded in 1837.

Fannin County is part of the Bonham Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Dallas - Fort Worth Combined Statistical Area.


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