Nocona, located in north central Texas on US Highway 82, borders Oklahoma in north central Montague County. Nocona's access to major highways includes being only 33 miles west of Interstate 35, 40 miles SE of I-44 and 25 miles north from US Highway 287. Communities conveniently surrounding Nocona include Fort Worth 85 miles southeast; Dallas 105 miles SE; Wichita Falls 45 miles NW; Gainesville 40 miles east; Oklahoma City 145 miles north and Ardmore, OK 60 miles NE.
The county seat, Montague, lies in the center of the county. Most of the county's 937 square miles sets in the western Cross Timbers region in which the dominantly light colored, sandy, and loam soils support a post oak savannah. The level to gently rolling terrain with broad valleys and high rolling prairies offers a enjoyable landscape.
Nocona: 2010 U.S. Census population: 3,033
Montague County: 2010 U.S. Census population: 19,719
Nocona (City): 0.56180¢ per $100 value
Nocona (ISD): $1.04 per $100 value
Montague County: $0.45120¢ per $100 value
Montague County certified property values as of 2010: $1,313,226,983
The City of Nocona is a Type A general law city governed by an elected Mayor and five City Councilmen.
There are five police officers plus two reserves, and 25 volunteer firefighters.
Nocona has a 38-bed hospital, a medical clinic, a wellness center, and two veterinary clinics. There also is an assisted living facility and a nursing home, complete with a rehabilitation center.
Nocona families are served by two Independent School Districts: Nocona (2A) and Prairie Valley (1A). Each provides Elementary (grades Pre-K through 5), Middle School (grades 6 through 8) and High School (grades 9 through 12). Nocona also has a Special/Head Start program.
Nocona ISD has two campuses located in the community. Prairie Valley ISD's single campus is about 7 miles north of Nocona.
In addition, Nocona is close to several colleges and universities: North Central Texas College has two campuses in the area (Bowie and Gainesville), Midwestern State University and Vernon Regional Junior College, both in nearby Wichita Falls, and the University of North Texas and Texas Women's University in nearby Denton.
Nocona has two community parks; The Chisholm Trail Rodeo Arena; a public swimming pool; a multi-sports complex with softball and baseball fields; an all-weather track located at the football stadium; a library; and two 18-hole golf courses.
In addition, Lake Nocona offers many recreational opportunities. Facilities include a marina, and three public parks with boat ramps and fishing piers. Lake Nocona has the reputation as the fourth-best bass fishing lake in Texas!