Central Texas

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Hamilton Pool Preserve - one of the many lush areas in Central Texas
The counties in red may be considered the "core" of Central Texas. Those in pink may be considered "transitional" between Central Texas and other parts of the state.

Central Texas is a region in the U.S. state of Texas surrounding Austin and roughly bordered by Brady to Kerrville to La Grange to Waco. Central Texas contains the Texas Hill Country and corresponds to a physiographic section designation within the Great Plains province, in a geographic context.1

Central Texas includes the Austin–Round Rock, Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Bryan-College Station, and Waco metropolitan areas. The Austin–Round Rock and Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood areas are among the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the state. Some of the largest cities in the region are Austin, College Station, Killeen, Round Rock and Waco.

The United States Army's Fort Hood is the largest military installation in the nation.2

Some of the favorite local cuisines are barbecue and a variation on traditional Mexican food affectionately referred to as Tex-Mex.

Composition

The counties (in red) that make up the core of the Central Texas region are:3

Other counties (in pink) that make up the Central Texas region are:

Sights in Central Texas

See also

References

  1. ^ "Water Resources NSDI Node". USGS. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  2. ^ Zielsdorf, Bruce (Fall 2008). "On Base: Fort Hood". Military Money. 
  3. ^ http://www.countymapsoftexas.com/region_central.shtml
  4. ^ Bastrop County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  5. ^ a b c d e "A Vision For Central Texas" (PDF). Envision Central Texas. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Texas In Focus: Central Texas - Demographics". Texas Window on State Government. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  7. ^ Blanco County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  8. ^ Burnet County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  9. ^ Gillespie County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  10. ^ Hays County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  11. ^ TCMA Region 7
  12. ^ Texas State Classification Office
  13. ^ Lee County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  14. ^ Travis County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  15. ^ "Burleson County, Texas". Retrieved 2009-07-15. "Burleson County is the best kept secret in Central Texas!" dead link
  16. ^ Caldwell County from the Handbook of Texas Online

Further reading

  • Barkley, Mary Starr (1970). A History of Central Texas. Austin, Texas: Austin Printing. 

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