Texas: The Lone Star State

Posted on 04/28/2020 by Nathan Lewis in New Content Releases

“Friendship” is the official state motto

Today, we are excited to announce that over 750,000 photos are now available to search and view online. As the saying goes, everything’s bigger in Texas, and the agriculture industry is no exception. for example The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island. The Lone Star State leads the nation in total number of farms and, with more than 245,000 farms averaging around 530 acres in size. These farms take up a staggering 130 million acres of land. Texas farmers are very family focused, with nearly 99 percent of Texas farms and ranches being family owned. Texas agriculture’s total economic impact reaches $115 billion annually, and one out of every seven Texans works in agriculture. The top commodities include cattle and calves, cotton and dairy products. Our collection of aerial photos focuses on these rural farming properties and we hope you find something meaningful within them. Here are a few of our visitors who did.

“I was born in this house 83 years ago. The buildings are gone, but I still own the farm.”

“The First Baptist Church in Miami, Texas. My grandmother was the nursery teacher there for years, my aunt was married in this church and at 99 years my grandmother’s funeral was held in this church.”

“Wet n Wild water park Garland Texas, when six flags bought out the company they closed this location almost immediately. It was promptly torn down and CarMax was built where it once was.”

Texas Agricultural Data

  • Number of counties: 254 (Vintage Aerial has photos in 239)
  • Population: 26,448,193
  • Farms: 247,500 (99% Family Owned)
  • Female Farmers: 120,000
  • Average Farm Size: 527 acres
  • Total Farm Land: 130 million acres
  • Agriculture Receipts: $115 billion

We invite you to come and take a look at these homes and farms in our collection of over 750,000 aerial photos of this great region. Home is the place where you became you. Find your way back!

Nathan Lewis

Nathan is the Director of Archive Development, responsible for making much of Vintage Aerial's content available online. He has a background in audio and electrical engineering, and is a professional mixologist.

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