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 (a part of which is the Texas Hill Country), is a region (and a physiographic section within the Great Plains province, as it pertains to geography[1]) in the U.S. state of Texas. It is roughly bordered by San Marcos over to Fredericksburg up to Waco, and back down to Brenham, and 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. 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.

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[edit | edit source]

Further reading[edit | edit source]

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

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