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Welcome to Rains County ...

Time Zone: Rains County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Emory is the Seat for Rains County.

Rains County was founded July 9, 1870. Rains was created by taking area from Hopkins, Hunt and Wood Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Rains had a population of 12,401 people. This is an increase of 13.62% since the last Census (which gave a population of 10,914 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rains represented 0.04% of the total population of Texas.

Below are some of the communities located in Rains County:

  • East Tawakoni
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Tawakoni have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Tawakoni
    • East Tawakoni is located in Rains County (TX)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 991 people
  • Emory
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emory
    • Emory is located in Rains County (TX)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,367 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emory <3>
  • Point
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point
    • Point is located in Rains County (TX)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 925 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point <3>

Websites of Interest ...

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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This page was last modified/updated: 26 Feb 2024