About Us: Seminole is a community of about 6,700 located in the northern part of the oil-rich Permian Basin and the southern edge of the Agricultural South Plains. The economy is primarily dependent on oil production and agriculture. We have been the top county in the production of oil, cotton, and peanuts for many years. In addition to a strong agriculture and oil economy - Gaines County enjoys a low crime rate, low unemployment rate, favorable climate and easy access to the mountains of New Mexico, the sandhills of West Texas and rugged wilderness of the Big Bend area. Indeed, Seminole is a "quality" community in which to work, play and raise a family.