Panola County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 23,796, located in East Texas, the name of the county is derived from a Native American word for cotton. Until 2013, Panola County was one of about 30 entirely dry counties in Texas, in 2013, local options for alcohol sales were added to the November election ballots and passed, permitting the sale of beer and wine in stores and the sale of mixed beverages at restaurants. Panola County was formed in 1846 from sections of Harrison and Shelby Counties and it was named after a Choctaw/Chickasaw word for cotton. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 821 square miles. U. S. Highway 59 The future route of Interstate 369 is planned to follow the current route of U. S.59 in most places. U. S. Harrison County Caddo Parish, Louisiana De Soto Parish, Louisiana Shelby County Rusk County As of the census of 2000,22,756 people,8,821 households, the population density was 28 people per square mile. The 10,524 housing units averaged 13 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 78. 78% White,17. 67% Black or African American,0. 36% Native American,0. 24% Asian,1. 87% from other races, and 1. 07% from two or more races. About 3. 5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race, the average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02. In the county, the population was distributed as 25. 20% under the age of 18,9. 20% from 18 to 24,25. 10% from 25 to 44,24. 60% from 45 to 64, the median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.30 males, for every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $31,909, males had a median income of $31,333 versus $19,017 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,439, about 11. 60% of families and 14. 10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16. 50% of those under age 18 and 16. 10% of those age 65 or over. Beckville Carthage Tatum Gary City Center Point Mineral Springs Tex Ritter, country singer, born in Murvaul Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. National Register of Historic Places listings in Panola County, Texas Panola County government’s website Panola County from the Handbook of Texas Online Dry counties in Texas from the TABC
Image: Carthage July 2017 09 (Panola County Courthouse)
The Panola County Heritage Museum in downtown Carthage
The Sammy Brown Library in Carthage serves patrons throughout Panola County.
The Panola Watchman newspaper was first published in 1873 in Carthage by Tom M. Bowers (1837-1916), a Confederate veteran who earlier printed the Carthage Banner.