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10 Largest Cities in Texas

Texas State Facts

  • List of Counties


  • List of Towns


  • Points of Interest


  • Capital: Austin


  • Largest city: Houston


  • Highest point: Guadalupe Peak, 8,751 ft (2667.4 m)


  • Lowest point: Gulf of Mexico, sea level


  • Admission to Union: December 29, 1845 (28th)

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Texas State Information

  • Corn Ranch is a spaceport in Van Horn. Blue Origin’s and the State of Texas’ first human spaceflight launched at Corn Ranch on July 20 2021


  • Texas emits the most greenhouse gases in the U.S.


  • Thunderstorms strike Texas often, especially the eastern and northern portions of the state. Tornado Alley covers the northern section of Texa


  • Texas highway would be the first to allow 85 mph speed limit between Austin and San Antonio.


  • On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.


  • The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island


  • On March 9, 1985, the first-ever Adopt-a-Highway sign is erected on Texas’s Highway 69. The highway was adopted by the Tyler Civitan Club, which committed to picking up trash along a designated two-mile stretch of the road.


  • In Texas, it is still a "hanging offense" to steal cattle.


  • We don’t measure distance in miles, but rather time.


  • Chicken fried steak is not poultry


  • When it comes to BBQ, beef is boss


Texas Points of Interest

Texas Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Texas, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

Texas State Counties

254 Counties in Texas

  1. Anderson County


  2. Andrews County


  3. Angelina County


  4. Aransas County


  5. Archer County


  6. Armstrong County


  7. Atascosa County


  8. Austin County


  9. Bailey County


  10. Bandera County


  11. Bastrop County


  12. Baylor County


  13. Bee County


  14. Bell County


  15. Bexar County


  16. Blanco County


  17. Borden County


  18. Bosque County


  19. Bowie County


  20. Brazoria County


  21. Brazos County


  22. Brewster County


  23. Briscoe County


  24. Brooks County


  25. Brown County


  26. Burleson County


  27. Burnet County


  28. Caldwell County


  29. Calhoun County


  30. Callahan County


  31. Cameron County


  32. Camp County


  33. Carson County


  34. Cass County


  35. Castro County


  36. Chambers County


  37. Cherokee County


  38. Childress County


  39. Clay County


  40. Cochran County


  41. Coke County


  42. Coleman County


  43. Collin County


  44. Collingsworth County


  45. Colorado County


  46. Comal County


  47. Comanche County


  48. Concho County


  49. Cooke County


  50. Coryell County


  51. Cottle County


  52. Crane County


  53. Crockett County


  54. Crosby County


  55. Culberson County


  56. Dallam County


  57. Dallas County


  58. Dawson County


  59. Deaf Smith County


  60. Delta County


  61. Denton County


  62. DeWitt County


  63. Dickens County


  64. Dimmit County


  65. Donley County


  66. Duval County


  67. Eastland County


  68. Ector County


  69. Edwards County


  70. El Paso County


  71. Ellis County


  72. Erath County


  73. Falls County


  74. Fannin County


  75. Fayette County


  76. Fisher County


  77. Floyd County


  78. Foard County


  79. Fort Bend County


  80. Franklin County


  81. Freestone County


  82. Frio County


  83. Gaines County


  84. Galveston County


  85. Garza County


  86. Gillespie County


  87. Glasscock County


  88. Goliad County


  89. Gonzales County


  90. Gray County


  91. Grayson County


  92. Gregg County


  93. Grimes County


  94. Guadalupe County


  95. Hale County


  96. Hall County


  97. Hamilton County


  98. Hansford County


  99. Hardeman County


  100. Hardin County


  101. Harris County


  102. Harrison County


  103. Hartley County


  104. Haskell County


  105. Hays County


  106. Hemphill County


  107. Henderson County


  108. Hidalgo County


  109. Hill County


  110. Hockley County


  111. Hood County


  112. Hopkins County


  113. Houston County


  114. Howard County


  115. Hudspeth County


  116. Hunt County


  117. Hutchinson County


  118. Irion County


  119. Jack County


  120. Jackson County


  121. Jasper County


  122. Jeff Davis County


  123. Jefferson County


  124. Jim Hogg County


  125. Jim Wells County


  126. Johnson County


  127. Jones County


  128. Karnes County


  129. Kaufman County


  130. Kendall County


  131. Kenedy County


  132. Kent County


  133. Kerr County


  134. Kimble County


  135. King County


  136. Kinney County


  137. Kleberg County


  138. Knox County


  139. La Salle County


  140. Lamar County


  141. Lamb County


  142. Lampasas County


  143. Lavaca County


  144. Lee County


  145. Leon County


  146. Liberty County


  147. Limestone County


  148. Lipscomb County


  149. Live Oak County


  150. Llano County


  151. Loving County


  152. Lubbock County


  153. Lynn County


  154. Madison County


  155. Marion County


  156. Martin County


  157. Mason County


  158. Matagorda County


  159. Maverick County


  160. McCulloch County


  161. McLennan County


  162. McMullen County


  163. Medina County


  164. Menard County


  165. Midland County


  166. Milam County


  167. Mills County


  168. Mitchell County


  169. Montague County


  170. Montgomery County


  171. Moore County


  172. Morris County


  173. Motley County


  174. Nacogdoches County


  175. Navarro County


  176. Newton County


  177. Nolan County


  178. Nueces County


  179. Ochiltree County


  180. Oldham County


  181. Orange County


  182. Pinto PintoCounty


  183. Panola County


  184. Parker County


  185. Parmer County


  186. Pecos County


  187. Polk County


  188. Potter County


  189. Presidio County


  190. Rains County


  191. Randall County


  192. Reagan County


  193. Real County


  194. Red River County


  195. Reeves County


  196. Refugio County


  197. Roberts County


  198. Robertson County


  199. Rockwall County


  200. Runnels County


  201. Rusk County


  202. Sabine County


  203. San Augustine County


  204. San Jacinto County


  205. San Patricio County


  206. San Saba County


  207. Schleicher County


  208. Scurry County


  209. Shackelford County


  210. Shelby County


  211. Sherman County


  212. Smith County


  213. Somervell County


  214. Starr County


  215. Stephens County


  216. Sterling County


  217. Stonewall County


  218. Sutton County


  219. Swisher County


  220. Tarrant County


  221. Taylor County


  222. Terrell County


  223. Terry County


  224. Throckmorton County


  225. Titus County


  226. Tom Green County


  227. Travis County


  228. Trinity County


  229. Tyler County


  230. Upshur County


  231. Upton County


  232. Uvalde County


  233. Val Verde County


  234. Van Zandt County


  235. Victoria County


  236. Walker County


  237. Waller County


  238. Ward County


  239. Washington County


  240. Webb County


  241. Wharton County


  242. Wheeler County


  243. Wichita County


  244. Wilbarger County


  245. Willacy County


  246. Williamson County


  247. Wilson County


  248. Winkler County


  249. Wise County


  250. Wood County


  251. Yoakum County


  252. Young County


  253. Zapata County


  254. Zavala County


Our Story

The state of Texas is the second most populated state in the country and second ranked most extensive state with a total land area of 268,581 square miles. The states name was derived from the Caddo word “Tejas” which has the meaning “friends” and was given by the Spanish to the Caddo people. Texas is bordered by New Mexico, Oklahoma, Mexico, Arkansas, and Louisiana and has a total population of roughly 25.7 million people. The region where present day Texas currently is located was originally known as “Nuevo Reino de Filipinas: La Provincia de Texas” during the period of Spanish rule.


The largest city in Texas is Houston which is also the fourth largest in the United States, while the city of San Antonio is the second largest in the state and the seventh largest in the country. The state capital is Austin which is also another major city in the state. The state has received the nickname the “Lone Star State” which represents the state as a former independent republic as well as a general reminder of how the state struggled for its independence from Mexico.


The geography of the state is diverse and resembles parts of southern and southwestern America. Many people think of desert land when Texas comes to mind however less than 10% of the total land are within the state actually consists of desert. Most of the states residents are located near prairies, forests, grasslands, and coastline.


The major industries in Texas include petroleum and natural gas, cotton and livestock farming, banking, steel, tourism, and insurance. The state has many main bodies of water including the Rio Grande River, Brazos River, and Red River. The highest point of elevation in the state is Guadalupe Peak which sits 8,749 feet above sea level. The state bird is the Mockingbird, the state fish is the Guadalupe Bass, the state flower is the Bluebonnet, and the state tree is the Pecan Tree. Texas has such a wide range of activities for people to enjoy across its large landscape which makes it an ideal state for people to travel to. Many people who enjoy the outdoors frequently visit the state as it offers numerous options as far as outdoor activities as well as a unique and busy city life.


Space Center Houston is the official visitor center of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center—the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) center for human spaceflight activities—located in Houston, Texas


Nothing will give you away as a foreigner more than saying pop or soda when ordering carbonated beverages. Those things are called Cokes. It’s a generic term we use. I don’t care if you really want a Pepsi, 7-Up, Mountain Dew, or Sprite. They are all known as Cokes. The only time they’re not called Cokes is when you want a Dr Pepper. The Dr Pepper {don’t ever put a period after Dr} was invented in Waco and thus deserves a certain amount of respect.