Foard County is located to the north of the state and east of the pan handle. It has an estimated population of 1,200 and the state is 708 square miles in size, of which 704 consist of land and the remainder is water. The county was founded in 1891 and is named after Robert Levi Foard, an attorney and American Civil War soldier. The county was completely dry until May 2006.
The county seat is Crowell, also the largest settlement with a population a little over 850. Both the city and county depend on ranching and agriculture as the dominant local industries, although an influx of deer and wild pigs is supporting hunting leases as an alternative source of inco