Heritage Trail: Brazos
Region: Prairies and Lakes
Killeen...From nature at its best with two of the cleanest lakes in Texas, to state of the art meeting facilities, we've got you covered! Killeen, like many other towns in Texas, was founded in 1882 when therailroad installed a switching station at the midway point between Temple and Lampasas. Located right off IH-35 in Central Texas, Killeen became Camp Hood, now Fort Hood in 1942 and remains one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. Fort Hood, is currently the largest military installation in the World. It is home to the 1st Cavalry Division and 4th Infantry Division, Headquarters Command III Corps and 3rd Signal Brigade. This 340-square mile installation paints a picture that is a combination of rich history and 21st century technology. Two exceptional museums tell the story of the 1st Cavalry Division and the 4th Infantry Division. Exhibits featuring General Patton speaking to his troops, photos, memorabilia of Elvis's time here, and Desert Storm, are highlighted in the museums displaying the proud history of Fort Hood. The 1st Cavalry Division horse detachment performs for special events in authentic costumes with hand made saddles and accessories. Plan on bringing the whole family for a variety of fun activities. Golf at one of 8 terrific courses within a 15 mile radius of Killeen, with great local play at Stone Tree and Clear Creek courses.
Killeen Points of Interest
The Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport is centrally located in the heart of Texas, adjacent to Fort Hood. They offer direct, non-stop air access to Dallas / Fort Worth, Houston and Atlanta airports.
Founded in 1882 as a shipping point on the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad, Killeen was named for railroad official Frank P. Killeen. After the first depot was destroyed by fire, Santa Fe worker....
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