Central Texas


Central Texas

Central Texas (a part of which is Texas Hill Country), is a region (and a physiographic section, as it pertains to geography) 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 AustinRound Rock, KilleenTemple, Bryan-College Station, and Waco metropolitan areas. The Austin–Round Rock and Killeen–Temple areas are among the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the state. Central Texas is home to the gigantic Fort Hood military base.

Central Texas, along with many other parts of Texas, refutes the stereotype (fueled by Western movies) of Texas consisting of nothing more than prairie. The rolling hills of Central Texas contain extensive forests of huge Bur oak trees along with plenty of Ashe Juniper (known locally as "cedar") and Mesquite. Texas live oak is also prevalent. The clear, cool spring-fed rivers and creeks are lined with towering Baldcypress trees and are a welcome relief in the hot Texas summer, as are the many lakes.

In the summer, one of the favorite activities is floating down a creek or river in an inner tube. Spring is a time for residents to drive the winding backroads and take in the rainbow of colors produced by the blooming wildflowers, including Bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush. In the fall and winter, hunters visit in hopes of taking home a white-tailed deer.

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:

*Bastrop County
*Bell County
*Blanco County
*Burnet County
*Coryell County
*Gillespie County
*Hays County
*Lampasas County
*Lee County
*Llano County
*Falls County
*McLennan County
*Milam County
*Travis County
*Williamson County

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

*Bandera County
*Bexar County
*Bosque County
*Brazos County
*Burleson County
*Caldwell County
*Comal County
*Fayette County
*Gonzales County
*Guadalupe County
*Hamilton County
*Hill County
*Kerr County
*Kendall County
*Bosque County
*Limestone County
*Mason County
*Mills County
*Robertson County
*San Saba
*Washington County
*Wilson County

Sights in Central Texas:

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References

ee also

* List of geographical regions in Texas


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