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Texas, one of the West South Central states of the U. S., bordered on the N. by Oklahoma, on the NE by Arkansas, on the E. by Louisiana, on the SE by the Gulf of Mexico, on the SW by Mexico, and on the W. by New Mexico. The Red River forms part of the N. boundary, the Sabine R. forms part of the E. boundary, and the Rio Grande forms the border with Mexico.

Texas entered the Union on December 29, 1845, as the 28th State.  Two 20th Century U. S. Presidents, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon B. Johnson were born in Texas.  In the 19th Century the Texas economy was based on cattle breeding, cotton growing, and other agricultural activities.  After 1900 petroleum and natural gas production became very important and the state also developed a diversified manufacturing sector.  In the early 1980's Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio were the state's largest cities and among its important industrial centers.  The state's name is derived from tejas, the mid 16th Century rendering of a Caddo Indian term meaning, "friends." It was adopted and spelled as Texas in 1836, the year it became independent of Mexico.  Texas is known as the Lone Star State for the single star on its flag.

Texas Facts

Capital:  Austin
Motto:  Friendship
Nickname: Lone Star State
State Song: "Texas Our Texas"
State Tree: Pecan
State Flower: Bluebonnet
State Bird: Mockingbird
Population: 20,044,141
Area: 266, 807 sq. mi.; 2nd largest state
Coastline: 367 mi.
Highest Point: Guadalupe Peak, 8749 ft.
Lowest Point: Sea level at the Gulf Coast
Electoral Votes: 29
U. S. Congress:  2 senators, 27 representatives

Texas Counties

Anderson Andrews
Christina Kurimski
Angelina Aransas Archer
Christina Kurimski
Armstrong Atascosa Austin Bailey Bandera
Bastrop Baylor Bee Bell Bexar
Stephanie Lincecum
Blanco Borden Bosque Bowie Brazoria
Brazos Brewster Briscoe Brooks Brown
Burleson Burnet Caldwell Calhoun Callahan
Christina Kurimski
Cameron Camp Carson Cass Castro
Chambers Cherokee Childress Clay Cochran
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Collin Collingsworth Colorado
Comal Comanche Concho
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Cooke Coryell
Cottle Crane Crockett
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Linda Hughes
Dallam Dallas Dawson Deaf Smith Delta
Denton DeWitt Dickens
Linda Hughes
Dimmit Donley
Duval Eastland
Donna Allen
Ector Edwards Ellis
El Paso Erath Falls Fannin
Judy J
Gloria B. Mayfield
Floyd Foard Fort Bend
Judy J
Freestone Frio Gaines Galveston
Ellen Pack
Gillespie Glasscock
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Goliad Gonzales Gray
Grayson Gregg Grimes Guadalupe Hale
Hall Hamilton Hansford Hardeman Hardin
Harris Harrison Hartley Haskell Hays
Hemphill Henderson Hidalgo
Gloria B. Mayfield
Hill Hockley
Hood Hopkins
Judy J
Houston Howard Hudspeth
Hunt Hutchinson Irion
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Jack Jackson
Jasper Jeff Davis Jefferson Jim Hogg Jim Wells
Johnson Jones
Gloria B. Mayfield
Karnes Kaufman Kendall
Kenedy Kent Kerr Kimble King
Kinney Kleberg Knox Lamar Lamb
Lampasas La Salle Lavaca Lee Leon
Liberty Limestone Lipscomb Live Oak Llano
Loving Lubbock Lynn McCulloch McLennan
Donna Van Benschoten
McMullen Madison Marion Martin Mason
Matagorda Maverick Medina Menard Midland
Milam Mills Mitchell Montague Montgomery
Moore Morris Motley Nacogdoches Navarro
Newton Nolan
Gloria B. Mayfield
Nueces Ochiltree Oldham
Orange Palo Pinto Panola
Gloria B. Mayfield
Parker Parmer
Pecos Polk Potter Presidio Rains
Randall Reagan
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Real Red River Reeves
Refugio Roberts Robertson Rockwall Runnels
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Gloria B. Mayfield
Sabine San Augustine San Jacinto San Patricio
San Saba Schleicher
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Scurry Shackelford Shelby
Sherman Smith Somervell Starr Stephens
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Stonewall Sutton Swisher Tarrant
Gloria B. Mayfield
Terrell Terry Throckmorton Titus
Tom Green
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Travis Trinity Tyler Upshur
Upton Uvalde Val Verde Van Zandt Victoria
Walker Waller Ward Washington Webb
Wharton Wheeler Wichita Wilbarger Willacy
Williamson Wilson Winkler Wise Wood
Yoakum Young Zapata Zavala



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