San Jacinto County is 396,000 acres of prime East Texas Soil, located on the western edge of the great East Texas timber belt.
The Trinity River which lies in the middle of the 96,000 acre Lake Livingston is the Eastern boundary of the county, while the east fork of the San Jacinto River flows through the central and southern portion of the county.
San Jacinto County was created in 1870 from portions of Walker, Polk, Liberty and Montgomery Counties. However, records indicate the first settlers arrived in this area in the early 1830s.
In 2002 the 23,000 county residents continue to face opportunities and challenges brought about by the creation of Lake Livingston, the reduction of timber production, the expansion of US Interstate 59, and a workforce that commutes 70+ miles back and forth to Houston on a daily basis.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in San Jacinto County is committed to providing educational programming that addresses the needs our residents identify including natural conservation, health and medical issues, parenting, and local law enforcement.
4-H in San Jacinto County is growing. This year we have an enrollment of 300+ youth from ages 9-18. There are five community clubs: Bear Creek, Coldspring, Evergreen, Horse Judging and Performance, and Shepherd. In addition, there are project groups in Forestry, Shooting Sports, and Sport Fishing. In the future we hope to expand projects in the areas of Photography and Public Speaking. 4-H youth in San Jacinto County of the “best of the best.”