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Living In Copperas Cove Texas
To see homes for sale in Copperas Cove Tx click here and for distances from Copperas Cove to Fort Hood open this map. Copperas Cove is located in Central Texas at the southern corner of Coryell County, with city limits extending into neighboring Bell and Lampasas Counties. Founded in 1879 as a small ranching and farming community, today the city is the largest in Coryell County, with more than 30,000 residents. The town’s economy is closely linked to nearby Fort Hood, making it part of the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area. Residents often refer to the city simply as “The Cove.” Copperas Cove has a suburban cityscape typical among American small towns developed in the postwar era. The majority of commercial activity occurs along the main thoroughfare, US Highway 190. Since most of Copperas Cove has been built after 1950, the extent of the town’s walkable, historic downtown is considerably smaller than nearby, less-populated communities, such as Lampasas or Gatesville.
Living In Killeen Texas
To see all homes for sale in Killeen Tx click here . Killeen is at the door step of Fort Hood and all Killeen neighborhoods are within 4 miles of the main gate. Killeen is a city in Bell County, Texas. The population was 86,911 at the 2000 census. As of 2009, Killeen had 119,510 people. In 2010 Killeen’s population shot to 127,921. It is a “principal city” of the Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood Metropolitan Area. Killeen is directly adjacent to the main base of Fort Hood, and as such its economy heavily depends on the post and the soldiers (and their families) stationed here.
Living In Harker Heights Texas
To see all homes for sale in Harker Heights Tx click here and for distances from Harker Heights to Fort Hood open this map. Harker Heights is located near Fort Hood, a United States Army base that was designated a permanent military facility in 1950. As the base grew, the nearby town of Killeen also grew. Water Control and Improvement District No. 4 was established on land near the Killeen city limits and the military base in 1955, and included the land owned by Pinckney R. Cox and Harley Kern. These two men subdivided their land in 1957 and began selling lots. By 1960, between 600 and 700 of the lots had been developed and new residents supplied with water and other utility services.
Living In Nolanville Texas
To see all homes for sale in Nolanville Tx click here and distance from Nolanville to Fort Hood open this map. Nolanville reached its peak as a town between 1890 and 1900 when it went into a holding pattern. A weekly newspaper, the Item, was started by 1896. The first telephone service in Nolanville was started, using barbed wire for lines. There were two lines, a south and a north, with Nolan Creek serving as the dividing line. Nolanville School, one of the larger rural schools in the county in the early twentieth century, had ninety pupils in 1903. The first automobile appeared between 1900 and 1910. It was the automobile that caused Nolanville businesses to decline because it made the trip to Belton or Killeen so much shorter.
Living In Kempner Texas
To see all homes for sale in Kempner Tx click here and for distances from Kempner to Fort Hood open this map. In 1882 the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway was built through the area, two miles from the Taylor store, and the community’s center finally became fixed when the post office was moved to a frame building near the railroad tracks and renamed Kempner after Harris Kempner, a Galveston merchant and director of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe. The first postmaster at the new location was Johnnie Chance. The coming of the railroad caused the population to double. The first rock store in town was erected by Jo Brown.
Living In Lampasas Liverpool Texas
To see all homes for sale in Lampasas Tx click here and for distances from Lampasas to Fort Hood open this map. For his services in the Texas Revolution, John Burleson received 1,280 acres of land and established a permanent settlement in the 1850s. The city was first named Burleson; however, the name was gradually changed to Lampasas Springs because of the existence of seven mineral springs. When the county was created in 1856, the law specified “The county seat shall be same name as the county.” The city of Lampasas was officially incorporated in 1883. Lampasas has mineral springs which once claimed to cure “everything.”
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