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Lake Texoma
Lake Texoma
Map of Texoma Region
Map of Texoma Region
Country  United States of America
State  Oklahoma
Largest city Sherman
 • Total 14,961 km2 (5,776 sq mi)
 • Land 14,396 km2 (5,558 sq mi)
 • Water 565 km2 (218 sq mi)  3.8%
Population (2010)
 • Total 319,455
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)

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.[1] 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 eight counties, a metropolitan area and three micropolitan areas. The Sherman-Denison Metropolitan as well as the Ardmore, Durant, and Gainesville 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.[2]

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.[3]

The Wichita Falls-Lawton area as well as the Paris-Hugo area are also referred to as "Texoma" or "Texomaland" due to their proximity to the Red River and the Texas/Oklahoma border.

The estimated combined population of the Texoma region is 319,455.

Notable Cities

City 2010 Census County Photo
Sherman, Texas 38,521 Grayson County, Texas
Paul Brown United States Courthouse in Sherman
Ardmore, Oklahoma 24,283 Carter County, Oklahoma
Main street in Ardmore
Denison, Texas 22,816 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


County Map of Texoma Region

Metropolitan Areas of Texoma

Micropolitan Areas of Texoma

See also


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