Ten fun facts about Texas


Fact 1
The world famous “Alamo” is located in San Antonio, Texas. This is the state’s most popular historic site and is considered to be the “cradle” of Texas liberty.

Fact 2
This state has six different flags from six different nations that fly over it. It is the only state to do this. The flags are Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States, and the United States.

Fact 3
The oldest tree in the state is located in Fulton, Texas. The tree is over 1,500 years old.


Fact 4
King Ranch is the largest ranch in the state. In fact, King Ranch is bigger in size than the state of Rhode Island.

Fact 5
Texas produces more wool than any other state.

Fact 6
The first suspension bridge in the United States is the Waco Bridge built in 1870. The bridge is still in use to this day.

Fact 7
Central Texas is commonly called the “Silicon Valley” of the south. It is where both Dell and Compaq computers are manufactured.

Fact 8
In 1885 in Waco, Texas the popular carbonated beverage Dr Pepper was invented. This is one of the only beverages in the world that is made with pure cane sugar.

Fact 9
The state mammal is the armadillo.

Fact 10
The dome on the capital building in Austin, Texas which was built in 1888 is seven feet higher than the dome on the capital building in Washington, D.C.


Go to more u.s. sate facts ❯


LOAD COMMENTS AND JOIN THE CONVERSATION
RELATED FACTS

MORE IN U.S. STATES

Short about Texas
Is America’s second largest state and is located in the south central region of the United States.


Fast facts
Number of households
8,782,598
Population
26,060,796
Per capita income
$25,809
Life expectancy in number of years
78.5
Statehood
December 29, 1845
Capital
Austin
Largest city
Houston
Number of billionaires
51
State dance
Square Dance
State color
Red, White, and Blue
State bird
Northern mockingbird
State mammal
Nine-banded Armadillo
State fish
Guadalupe bass
State tree
Pecan
State flower
Bluebonnet

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



Related facts about


Kentucky

Louisiana

South Dakota

San Antonio

Nebraska