25 Little Known Facts About Texas : The Lone Star State

Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word. And there's an opening convey of generalities.

Texas is the second-largest state by area of the United States. Texas is a state in the South Central Region of the United States. Congress admitted Texas to the U.S. as a constituent state of the Union on December 29, 1845. On March 2, 1861, Texas officially joined the Confederate States of America. Before 1846 Texas was the Republic of Texas, a sovereign state in North America. Texas has a widely diverse Geography. Texas has 10 climatic regions, 14 soil regions, and 11 distinct ecological regions. Texas is the major producer of oil, cattle, sheep, minerals, cotton, and wool in the United States.

Texas is one of the earliest colonized lands of the Americas. Spane, France, and Mexico colonized the area for over four centuries. Texas was home to many Indian tribes before that. Three major cultures of Texas the Pueblo culture, the Mississippian culture, and the civilizations of Mesoamerica reached their developmental peaks before European colonializations. In the year 1836, the Republic of Texas was established. It remained a sovereign state for around 19 years, until 1845. Texas became a part of the Confederate States in 1861. Texas was one of the 13 Confederate states that took part in the Civil War. Sam Houston was one of the prominent figures who led Texas in the civil war.

Texas is a world-known state for its cultural identity. Texas is considered as one of the independent bodies of folklore and country music. The state has historical ranching and cowboy cultures. Stephen F. Austin is known as the father of Texas. Two presidents, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson are from Texas. Willie Nelson, John Williams, Selena Gomez, Dakota Johnson, Matthew McConaughey, and many other creative artists are from Texas. The taste of Texan barbecues is famous all over the States. Texan Cowboy Boots are a must-have of every shoe collection. These are some interesting Texas facts:

The history of Human settlement in Texas can be 20,000 years old. The earliest humans can be Paleo-Indian people. They lived on that land as early as 20,000- 7,000 years ago.

The oldest found weapon is some spear points found in texas. These spear points are believed to be at least 15,000 years old.

Nacogdoches is the oldest operating town in Texas. The town was founded around 1779 by Don Antonio Gil Y'Barbo.

The Texas General Land Office is the oldest state agency in Texas, established by the Constitution of the Republic of Texas.

Baylor University is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university was established o February 1, 1845.

Old San Antonio Road is the first highway of Texas. The birth year of the Old San Antonio Road is 1691.

Many Indian tribes lived in Texas. Spanish explorer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca met the Karankawas as the first human of that land near Galveston Island in 1528.

Comanches and Apaches ruled the regions of the north and west Texas on horseback, hunting bison, and raiding villages.

Texas has its own power grid. The Texas power grid is separate from the rest of the United States. The U.S. has three power grids: One for the East, one for the West, and one for Texas.

The current flag of Texas was adopted on January 25, 1839. The designer of the state flag is unknown.

There are three colors on the flag of Texas white, blue, and red. These are the same three colors on the United States national flag.

Texas is the home to the largest known bat colony in North America. The Bracken Cave, the largest known North American bat colony has over 20 million bats.

In terms of automobile speed Texas is the fastest state in the USA. Texas has the fastest average legal speed at 126kmph.

The land area of Texas is larger than any European country. France is the largest European country by land area. Texas is roughly 678,052 sq km, while France is roughly 551,500 sq km.

There's one Texas ranch that's bigger than the entire state of Rhode Island. The Texan ranch is known as the King Ranch. King Ranch sprawls across 825,000 acres of South Texas land, an area larger than the state of Rhode Island.


There's only one place called "Earth" in the world—and it's located in Texas. In the plains of Llano Estacado is the only town on the planet to bear that name.

Texas has its own pledge of allegiance. "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible."

The word "Texas" means "friends." Texas (originally known as "Tejas") was named by the native people who lived here before the Spanish conquest. The name is a Hasinai word for "friends" or "allies." Today, the Texas state motto is simply, Friendship.

The State Fair of Texas is the largest and longest-running state fair in the country. The State Fair of Texas takes place every fall in Dallas and lasts 24 days.

In Texas many foreign languages are told frequently. Vietnamese is the third most spoken language in Texas. The Second is Spanish. There is a dialect of German that's only spoken in Texas.

Dr. Pepper is originally from Texas. Charles Alderton invented Dr. Pepper in Waco, Texas in 1885.

The term maverick comes from a Texan. A 19th century Texas rancher named Samuel Maverick is the origin of the word, who gained notoriety for refusing to brand his cattle.

Infamous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde are buried in different graveyards in Dallas. Their crime spree was immortalized in Arthur Penn’s Oscar-winning film Bonnie and Clyde, which shot some scenes in Dallas.

There may be some truth to the saying "Everything's bigger in Texas." Texas is home to the world's largest Honky Tonk (where Merle Haggard once purchased the world's largest round of drinks), votive candle, giant pilgrim head, and, of course, the world's largest Texan.

Aurora, Texas, is home to a rumored alien gravesite. Some locals believe that in the 1800s, a UFO crashed in the area, and locals buried the “petite” Martian under a tree in a nearby cemetery.

Texas is a state of history, culture, and innovation. The cities of Texas is growing faster than any other state. Texas is history itself. If you are a Texan reading these a great respect for you and all Texans.