Geography of Denton County Page: 46
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GEOGRAPHY OF DENTON COUNTY
white farmers who own their places in part and thirteen
of the negroes have made partial payments on their
homes. Fourteen farms in Denton county are operated
by managers, one manger being a negro, the other
thirteen white men. More than half of the farms of
the county are worked by tenants. There are 2,621
farms worked by white tenants and 189 farms worked
by negro tenants. There are 64 white tenants and three
negro tenants in Denton county who pay cash for the
rent of their farms. Other tenants who operate by the
cropping system number 669 white farmers and 112
Possibly 98 per cent of Denton county is capable of
crop cultivation. At present 83.6 per cent is in farms
averaging 120 acres per farm. This ratio is undergoing
a change now through influence of the E. C. W. for
some of the land is being retired to permanent pasture.
Land utilization in Denton County is as follows:
Total acreage of county 609,280
Acreage in crops 332,052
Plowable pasture land 54,642
Acreage in pasture 162,241
Woodland pasture 42,175
Other pasture land 65,424
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Cowling, Mary Jo. Geography of Denton County, book, 1936; Dallas, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90885/m1/61/: accessed April 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.