2020 Lamar County Government Home Loan Limits
FHA Loan Limit $331,760 (Single family residence) / $424,800 (Duplex) / $513,450 (Triplex) / $638,100 (Fourplex)
USDA Loan Limit $251,862
VA Home Loan Limit $0 down up to $3,000,000 / 2 open VA loans at one time $510,400 *(Call 888-573-4496 for details).
Lamar County is located in East Texas and is northeast of Dallas by 115 miles. The county also exists along the state line between Texas and Oklahoma. The borders of Texas and Arkansas and Texas and Louisiana are also not incredibly far from the county. The population of Lamar is close to 50,000 people and the total area is 933 square miles. The county seat is Paris.
Lamar County was created in 1840. It was quickly organized and named after Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar – the second president of the Republic of Texas. The county features its own micropolitan area based off Paris.
Paris is the largest city in Lamar County with a population of 25,170. Reno (population 2,770) and Blossom (population 1,440) are the second and third biggest cities in the county, respectfully. Meanwhile, Deport (population 720) and Roxton (population 700) are much smaller. Toco and Sun Valley each have under a 100 people living in them. Powderly is a census-designated place in the county with an estimated population of close to 200 people.
Paris exists along the western edge of Piney Woods. The Piney Woods is a scenic forest area that consists of nearly 55,000 square miles in southeastern Oklahoma, East Texas, southern Arkansas, and western Louisiana. The dense forest is littered with multiple types of point as well as hardwoods like oak and hickory.
As a result, Paris is beautiful and outdoor oriented yet also not far from big city life thanks to the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex which is less than 100 miles southwest. Paris, not to be confused with the classic French city, has its own 65-foot version of the Eiffel Tower at the Love Civic Center.
Its early days were supported by serving as a railroad center. The Texas and Pacific Railroads reached Paris in 1876. The Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railway reached Paris in 1887. The Texas Midland Railroad also arrived right before the turn of the 20th century.
Today, the local economy is driven primarily by healthcare. Paris Regional Medical Center serves not only locals but much of southeast Oklahoma. Once a major cotton grower, Lamar County is now known for having major employers like Campbell Soup, Kimberly-Clark, Turner Industries, and Walmart. Local entities include Paris Independent School District and Paris Independent School District.
Lamar County is known for being part of “Tornado Alley” though there hasn’t been any significant damaging tornadoes since the early 1980s. The county has cooler temperatures than southern neighbors like Dallas. Some compare the local climate to parts of Georgia yet with warmer summers. Temperatures can reach mid-to-high 90s in the middle of the summer. Meanwhile, the winters are relatively cool to mild with temperatures that range from 50 degrees to 30 degrees. However, with that being said some snow is not unusual in the county.
Important attractions in the region include Pat Mayse Lake, Beavers Bend Resort Park, Lamar County Historical Museum, Sam Bell Maxey House, and Evergreen Cemetery. The county is also home to several famous people including Duane Allen, Charles Baxter, Raymond Berry, John Osteen, Cas Haley, Marsha Farney, and Charles R. Floyd.
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