fun TEXAS facts

Here are some Texas facts for you to digest…  (pics below!)

Texas is so big that…

  • it is bigger than all 14 of these states put together: RI, DE, CT, NJ, NH, VT, MA, HI, MD, WV, SC, ME, IN, and KY
  • it is also bigger than all these states put together: TN, VA, OH, PA, and MS
  • it is even bigger than all these states put together: LA, AL, AR, NC, and NY

(By the way, those 24 states listed above, from RI to NY, are in order from smallest to largest, if you could call NY “large”, that is.  See the map down below.)

Everything’s big in Texas!  (except the income tax, that is — we ain’t got one)

Texas is divided into no less than 254 counties. Texas’ biggest county, Brewster, at 6193 square miles, is nearly double the size of DC and RI and DE put together, and is also larger than CT. The population of Brewster county is less than 10,000 people, making the population density less than 2 people per square mile.  (The average population density in the U.S. is about 80 people per square mile.)

A number of Texas counties are larger than RI and DE, and some of them have a lower population density than even Brewster. Notable among them is relatively small Culberson county, at a mere 3812 square miles (barely smaller than RI and DE put together) with a whopping 2826 people, which computes to 0.75 people per square mile. Lil’ ol’ Terrell county, at 2358 sq mi (about the size of DE), is home to a mere 911 people, making the population density less than 0.4 people per sq mi. Then there is Kenedy county, just a hair smaller than RI at 1457 sq mi, which boasts the amazing population of 404 hardy Texans, or 0.28 lonely folks per sq mi.

Here is a list of places to visit in Texas:

Need to be cheered up?
Happy, Texas 79042
Pep, Texas 79353
Smiley, Texas 78159
Paradise, Texas 76073
Rainbow, Texas 76077
Sweet Home, Texas 77987
Comfort, Texas 78013
Friendship, Texas 76530

Love the Sun?
Sun City, Texas 78628
Sunrise, Texas 76661
Sunset, Texas 76270
Sundown, Texas 79372
Sunray, Texas 79086
Sunny Side, Texas 77423

Want something to eat?
Bacon, Texas 76301
Noodle, Texas 79536
Oatmeal, Texas 78605
Turkey, Texas 79261
Trout, Texas 75789
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Salty, Texas 76567
Rice, Texas 75155

And top it off with:
Sweetwater, Texas 79556

Why travel to other states? Texas has them all!
Detroit, Texas 75436
Colorado City, Texas 79512
Denver City, Texas 79323
Nevada, Texas 75173
Memphis, Texas 79245
Miami, Texas 79059
Boston, Texas 75570
Santa Fe, Texas 77517
Tennessee Colony, Texas 75861
Reno, Texas 75462

Feel like traveling outside the country? Don’t bother buying a plane ticket!
Athens, Texas 75751
Canadian, Texas 79014
China, Texas 77613
Cuba, Texas 76050
Egypt, Texas 77436
Italy, Texas 76651
Turkey, Texas 79261
London, Texas 76854
New London, Texas 75682
Paris, Texas 75460

No need to travel to Washington D.C.
Whitehouse, Texas 75791

We even have a city named after our planet!
Earth, Texas 79031

And a city named after our State!
Texas City, Texas 77590

Energy, Texas 76452

Blanket, Texas 76432
Winters, Texas 79567

Like girls’ names?
Melissa, Texas 75454
Anna, Texas 75409 (Melissa’s sister… really!)
Weeping Mary, Texas
Paris, Texas 75460

Like to read about History?
Santa Anna, Texas
Goliad, Texas
Alamo, Texas
Gun Barrel City, Texas

Need Office Supplies?
Staples, Texas 78670

Want to be frugal?
Squeezepenny, Texas (just down the road from Melissa)

Men are from Mars, women are from
Venus, Texas 76084 (just a few miles south of MANsfield)

You guessed it… it’s on the state line…
Texline, Texas 79087
Texarkana, Texas

Want to visit a town in east Texas?
West, Texas 76691

Want to be righteous?
Humble, Texas 76691

For the kids…
Kermit, Texas 79745
Elmo, Texas 75118
Nemo, Texas 76070
Tarzan, Texas 79783
Winnie, Texas 77665
Sylvester, Texas 79560

Other city names in Texas , to make you smile…
Frognot, Texas 75424
Bigfoot, Texas 78005
Hogeye, Texas 75423
Cactus, Texas 79013
Notrees, Texas 79759
Best, Texas 76932
Veribest, Texas 76886
Kickapoo, Texas 75763
Dime Box, Texas 77853
Nickel, Texas 78629
Telephone, Texas 75488
Telegraph, Texas 76883
Whiteface, Texas 79379
Twitty, Texas 79079
Uncertain, Texas
Nameless, Texas
Nimrod, Texas
Zipperlandville, Texas

And last but not least, a pair of Anti-Al Gore Cities
Kilgore, Texas 75662
Liberty, Texas 77327

Have a Good Day!

oops, left out Muleshoe (79347), Cut and Shoot (77306), Hoop And Holler (77369), Ding Dong, Jot ‘Em Down, Loco, and DISH (all caps!) Texas

and don’t forget……
Farewell, Texas

And, of course, there is a place in Texas that is……

Secret NASA image, but we got a copy...