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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.