Hudspeth County is a county located in the western part of the state of Texas, United States. It is situated in the Trans-Pecos region, and its county seat is the city of Sierra Blanca. The county is named after Claude Benton Hudspeth, a state senator and United States Representative from El Paso.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the population of Hudspeth County was approximately 4,000 people as of the most recent census in 2020. The county covers an area of about 4,572 square miles and is primarily rural, with a low population density.
The county is located on the border with Mexico, and is home to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, which is a popular destination for hiking, camping, and nature viewing. Other notable attractions in the county include the historic Salt Flat Cafe, the Cornudas Cafe, and the Sierra Blanca Motel, all of which are located along the historic Route 66.
The economy of Hudspeth County is primarily based on agriculture, ranching, and mining. The county is also home to the Hudspeth County Correctional Center, which is a privately-operated prison facility that provides jobs for local residents.
For local government services, residents of Hudspeth County can turn to the county government, which provides services such as law enforcement, road maintenance, and public schools. The county government is headquartered in the county seat of Sierra Blanca.
Property taxes are a major source of revenue for local governments in Texas, but they can also be a heavy burden for property owners. If you think your property tax appraisal is too high or unfair compared to similar properties in your area, you have the right to challenge it through the property tax appeal process. By appealing your property tax assessment, you may be able to lower your appraised value and reduce your property tax bill. This can save you money and help you avoid penalties and interest if you fail to pay your taxes on time. Appealing your property tax assessment also ensures that the appraisal district is using accurate and up-to-date information about your property and that it is following the law and the Texas Tax Code.
Towns in Hudspeth County