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Relation of Human Factors to Natural
Factors in the Three Subdivisions of the
THE GRAND PRAIRIE
The Grand Prairie is the largest physiographic divi-
sion of Denton County. It covers the western half of
the county unit and has an areal extent of about 470
square miles or 300,800 acres. Out of the 33,000 pop-
ulation for the county, the Grand Prairie has about 8,-
000 or 9,000 people. Even though this section has a
greater number of towns than either of the other two
divisions, the major portion of the population is rural,
and all the towns together will not equal the size of the
city of Denton. These people are engaged in raising
wheat, corn, cotton, oats, barley, turkeys, and chickens.
The population centers are Sanger, Krum, Ponder,
Justin, and Roanoke. The Grand Prairie is sometimes
referred to as the Fort Worth Prairie or the Western
Prairie. The eastern boundary of the Grand Prairie,
which is the western border of the Eastern Cross Tim-
bers, is very irregular in outline from north to south.
At intervals there are short finger-like projections of
one of these areas into the other. The highest point in
Denton County, about 1,000 feet, is in the northwestern
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Cowling, Mary Jo. Geography of Denton County, book, 1936; Dallas, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90885/m1/76/: accessed April 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.