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Texas Facts

 

Chili is the official state dish of Texas.

Texas has 254 counties.

The pecan tree is the only naturally growing nut tree in North America. It is native to the Texas, Mississippi and Mexico River Valleys.

There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong.

The state of Texas is the only state in the nation that has been under six flags.The flags of Spain, France, Mexico, the Lone Star Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States.

Texas is the only state that is allowed to fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. flag.

70% of the population of Texas lives within 200 miles of Austin.
Waco, Texas, became the birthplace of Dr Pepper soda in 1885.
Texas possesses three of the Top Ten most populous cities in the U.S. - Houston, Dallas and San Antonio.

Almost 10% of Texas is covered by forest which includes four national and five state forests.

The last land battle of the U.S. Civil War was fought in Texas.

 

 

 

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