Random Texas facts
Washington-on-the-Brazos, Harrisburg, Galveston, Velasco, Columbia and Houston served as capitals of the Republic of Texas. In 1839, the Capital Commission selected the "site of the town of Waterloo, on the north bank of the Colorado" as the permanent capital and the place was renamed Austin in honor of Stephen F. Austin.
Waterloo became Austin
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The 567.31-foot San Jacinto Monument is world's tallest masonry column. Battle of San Jacinto is the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. The monument honors all those who fought for independence of Texas from Mexico. The star at the top of the monument weighs 220-tons
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Oscar, the Academy Award statuette, was unofficially named after a Texan, Oscar Pierce, whose niece worked for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Her off-the-cuff comment that the gold statuette 'looks just like her Uncle Oscar' went viral and the name got stuck.
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President Lyndon Baines Johnson was sworn in to office as President on Air Force One while it was on the ground at Dallas Love Field Airport
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Texas capital, Austin, is named after the father of Texas, Stephen Fuller Austin. He led the first successful colonization of the Texas by bringing 300 families (“The Old Three Hundred”) from the United States to the region in 1825.
Father of Texas
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Two Texas-born Americans became presidents. Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas, in 1890. Lyndon B. Johnson was born near present-day Johnson City, Texas. Two more presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, though born in New England, claimed Texas as their home state.
Texans in the White House
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Galveston, Texas, an island city located about 50 miles southeast of Houston, was hit by a Category 4 hurricane on September 8, 1900 killing an estimated 8,000 people. It is the deadliest natural disaster in recorded U.S. history
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Rio Grande, the 1,896 miles (3,051 km) long river on the border between Texas and Mexico, is the longest of all the rivers that flow through Texas. The Colorado River is the longest river in Texas totally contained within the State’s borders.
Texas quick facts
|Nickname||The Lone Star State||List|
|Largest city||Houston (2.3 million)||List|
|Largest metro||Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington (7 million)||List|
|Population||28 million (rank: 2)||List|
|Population density||105 per mile2 (rank: 26)||List|
|Life expectancy||78.5 (rank: 30)||List|
|Median age||34.4 years (rank: 3)||List|
|Area||268,581 mile2 (rank: 2)||List|
|Median household income||$56,473 (rank: 25)||List|
|Statehood||December 29, 1845 (28th state)||List|
|Mean elevation||1,700 ft. (520 m)||List|
|Highest point||Guadalupe Peak 8,751 ft (2667 m)||List|
|International border||1,241 miles (rank: 2)||List|
|Governor||Greg Abbott (R)||List|
|Time in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio|
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