Texoma

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For the similarly named towns between the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles, see Texhoma (disambiguation).
Map of Texoma Region

Texoma, a portmanteau of the words Texas and Oklahoma, is used to describe the area on either side of the border between these two states along the Red River valley, in particular the area around Lake Texoma. The surrounding area is alternatively referred to as Texomaland. The main area of the Texoma region is the area and surrounding cities near Lake Texoma which includes seven counties, a metropolitan area and three micropolitan areas. The Sherman-Denison Metropolitan as well as the Ardmore, Durant, and Gainsville micropolitan areas are the most populous areas of this region, although the area around Bonham is also very populated. Most of the region is also, a part of the DallasFort Worth Combined Statistical Area.

Like many regional names, businesses use the term Texoma in their name to describe their intended service area.

A portion of the Texoma area south of Lake Texoma has been designated an American Viticultural Area, the Texoma AVA. [1]

Notable Cities[edit]

City 2010 Census County Photo
Sherman, Texas 38,521 Grayson County, Texas
The Old Sherman U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
Ardmore, Oklahoma 24,283 Carter County, Oklahoma
Main street in Ardmore
Denison, Texas 24,127 Grayson County, Texas
Main Street in Denison
Gainesville, Texas 16,002 Cooke County, Texas
The Cooke County Courthouse in Gainesville
Durant, Oklahoma 15,856 Bryan County, Oklahoma
Main street in downtown Durant
Bonham, Texas 10,127 Fannin County, Texas
Fannin County Courthouse, Bonham, Texas. Built in 1889

Other Cities and Towns[edit]

Lake Texoma

Counties[edit]

Metropolitan Areas of Texoma[edit]


Micropolitan Areas of Texoma[edit]


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