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About Texas and Its Rich History


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Scrapbook


San Antonio's
Military Plaza

Battleship Texas (I & II)

First Flight in Texas

The Texas
Camel Experiment

The Six National Flags
of Texas

Flags of the
Texas Revolution

The Capitols of Texas

The First
State Fair of Texas

Money of the
Republic of Texas

The Texas Rangers

Presidents
of the Republic

The Five Missions
of Old San Antonio

The Texas Constitution

U. S. Postage Stamps
About Texas and Texans

The Crash at Crush

Texas Baseball
in the Early 1900s

Early Texas
Baseball Cards

Heroes of Texas Fiction

Other Tidbits
of Texas Trivia




More Facts About Texas

Pardon us for showing our pride. But if your state could boast these facts, y'all would be proud too! The following facts about Texas were compiled by LSJ
based on the Guinness Book of World Records and other reliable sources.
  • The State Capitol in Austin stands largest among all the states.

  • The San Jacinto Monument near Houston is among the tallest columns in the world; at 570 feet, its about twenty feet higher than the Washington Monument in the District of Columbia.

  • Texas has more counties (254) than any other state. Forty-one counties in Texas are each larger than the state of Rhode Island.

  • Of the nation's ten largest cities, three are in Texas (Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio).

  • Texas is the nation's leading producer of oil, natural gas, beef, sheep, goats, wool, cotton, rice...and, oh yes, watermelons.

  • Today, approximately 18 million people live in Texas, only slightly outnumbering its 15 million cattle. Texas today is also home for about 2.5 million deer and 200,000 alligators.

  • The land area of Texas is larger than all of New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois combined. It extends 801 miles from north to south and 773 miles from east to west.

  • The Dallas/Ft. Worth airport is larger than New York City's Manhattan Island.

  • El Paso, Texas is closer to Los Angeles on the Pacific Coast than it is to Port Arthur on Gulf Coast of Texas. Port Arthur, on the other hand, is closer to Jacksonville, Florida on the Atlantic Coast than it is to El Paso.

If you know some facts about Texas that you think should be added here,
email the fact, along with a reliable reference, and we'll add it to the list.

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