Trinity County covers 692 square miles of rolling to hilly terrain that extends diagonally from the Trinity River northeast to the Neches River. The area is drained by these rivers and by a number of creeks that drain into them; near the southern tip of the county the Trinity has been dammed to form Livingston Reservoir, which provides water and recreation for the area. Trinity County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,585. Its county seat is Groveton. The county is named for the Trinity River. Trinity County is included in the Huntsville, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Houston-The Woodlands, TX Combined Statistical Area.
In 2002 the county had 555 farms and ranches covering 104,724 acres, 41 percent of which were devoted to crops, 39 percent to pasture, and 18 percent to woodlands. In that year local farmers and ranchers earned $8,953,000, with crop sales accounting for $8,605,000 of that total. Beef cattle and horses were among the chief agricultural products. More than 19,271,000 cubic feet of pinewood and 3,680,000 cubic feet of hardwood were harvested in the county in 2003. Groveton is the county’s seat of government and Trinity its largest town. Other communities include Apple Springs, Sebastopol, Woodlake, Pennington, and Centralia. The town of Trinity holds a spring festival each May and a community fair in September.
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