Delta County Extension Office

Delta County was created on July 29, 1870, from parts of Lamar and Hopkins counties between the South and North Sulphur Rivers. In Northeast Texas, Delta County is triangular shaped like the forth letter of the Greek Alphabet, hence the name. It is the fifth smallest county in the state, containing 261 square miles. Cooper, the county seat, is named after State Senator L.W. Cooper, who was instrumental in getting the bill passed in the State Senate for it’s creation.

The annual gross agricultural production raises between 13 to 20 million dollars. This production is derived primarily from beef production, hay production, and agronomic crops of soybeans, corn, wheat and grain sorghum.

Recreationally, Delta County has Cooper Lake, a 19,000 acre improvement opened in November 1992. The Corp of Engineers lake provides fishing, boating and camping opportunities. A lake park, Doctors Creek State Park provides cabins and camp sites, boat launching facilities, swimming areas, barbeque grills and covered table areas. Big Creek Lake provides the City of Cooper water and fishing opportunities. There are 2 new cabin facilities that allow for overnight stays. Plans are also under way for construction of an amphitheater and cultural arts center. There are two lodges located on the west side of the county and 3 bed and breakfast facilities available for overnight stay.

Mission Of Extension In Delta County

It is the mission of the Texas Cooperative Extension in Delta County to provide the most reliable and unbiased information in a broad variety of subject matter areas to the citizens of Delta County.

Furthermore the Texas Cooperative Extension plans activities and educational programs through the use of volunteers that serve on program area committees within subject areas of beef and forage, crops, horticulture, economic development and 4-H and youth development.

Contact Delta County Extension Office

Contact Delta County Extension Office

Lindsey Yeager
County Extension Agent
200 Kaufman Street North
Mount Vernon, Texas  75457-2312
Phone: (903) 537-4017
Fax: (903) 537-3872


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Delta County, Texas