A dry county is a county in the United States whose government forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages. There are hundreds of dry counties across the United States, although are most common in the American South and American Mid-West. Smaller jurisdictions exist which prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages as well, such as dry towns. There are 83 dry towns and villages in Alaska.
Of Texas’ 254 counties, 74 are completely dry and many of the rest are partially dry or „moist.” The patchwork of laws can be confusing, even to residents. In some counties, only 4 percent beer is legal. In others, beverages that are 14 percent or less alcohol are legal.