Jim Hogg County is located to the south of the state and has an approximate population of 5,200. The county is 1,136 square miles in size and almost all of this consists of land, but there is a total of 0.04 square miles of water. The county was formed in 1913 from portions of Brooks County and Duval County, and is named after Jim Hogg, the 21st Governor of Texas and the first governor born in Texas.
The county seat is Hebbronville, population approximately 4,500 and is named after James Richard Hebbron. Hebbronville was at one time the largest cattle-shipping center in the country and to this day, it continues to be a hub of ranching act