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Texas Geography
























Texas Geography

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Texas is big! So big that one page on Texas will probably not be enough to cover even minimally all of the interesting and fascinating places that we can try to explore online.

 Let's try to do our best anyway. 


If you live in Texas or have visited Texas please share your experiences with the places listed here or expand our vision of Texas with your stories about your favorite places.

Just scroll to the bottom of this page and use the comments section or click the link here.









So, what's great about Texas and what did I find to share with you....

Texas is full of  history, landmarks, cities, country, small towns, diverse cultures and wildlife. 


Capital City: Austin

Texas Capitol Building

 



Texas Facts


Since there is so much to discover let's start with a few of those quick Texas geography facts you really should know....

  • Capital city is Austin
  • Known as The Lone Star State
  • State mammal is the armadillo
  • 2nd largest state
  • Four National Forests: Angelina, Davy Crockett, Sabine and Sam Houston
  • Two National Parks: Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains



 Festivals and Fairs

annual Houston International Festival
annual community wide garage sale Elgin




Texas Indians


American Indian tribes that have lived inside the boundaries of present-day Texas include Apache, Atakapan, Bidai, Caddo, Comanche, Cherokee, Kiowa, Tonkawa, Wichita, Hueco and the Karankawa of Galveston.

Currently, three federally recognized Native American tribes reside in Texas: the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe, the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe, and the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo


Texas Geography can be divided into the following regions:

The Heart of Texas

The East Texas Piney Woods

The Northeast Texas Region

The Rio Grande Valley (and South Texas)

The Texas Coastal Plains

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

The Texas Hill Country

The Houston - Galveston Bay Area

The Texas Panhandle

The Llano Estacado (Rolling Plains)

The Trans-Pecos (West Texas)









Have you been to a great place in Texas?

Do you have a story about a visit to a historical or other site/event or a favorite place in Texas? We'd love to hear about it. Please share it!

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