Copperas Cove, Texas

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Copperas Cove is a city located in central Texas at the southern corner of Coryell County with smaller portions in Lampasas and Bell Counties.wikipedia
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Killeen – Temple – Fort Hood metropolitan area

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The city's economy is closely linked to nearby Fort Hood, making it part of the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Coryell County, Texas

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Copperas Cove is a city located in central Texas at the southern corner of Coryell County with smaller portions in Lampasas and Bell Counties.

Fort Hood

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The city's economy is closely linked to nearby Fort Hood, making it part of the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The main cantonment is bounded by Killeen on the east and Copperas Cove on the west.

U.S. Route 190

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The majority of commercial activity occurs along the main thoroughfare, US Highway 190. The major thoroughfare through town is Interstate 14/U.S. Highway 190, connecting Cove to Interstate 35 in Belton, 28 mi to the east, and to U.S. Highway 281 in Lampasas, 19 mi to the west.
Splitting from US 183 and continuing east, US 190 runs through Kempner and into the extreme southern corner of Coryell County and Copperas Cove, which is located on the southwestern edge of Fort Hood.

Cross Timbers

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Copperas Cove is located in the Limestone Cut Plains of central Texas, within an agglomeration of hills situated between the Lampasas River and Cowhouse Creek valleys, known as the "Five Hills" area.
All of Hamilton and Coryell counties, large parts of Bell, Lampasas, Mills, Erath, and Bosque counties, and smaller parts of Williamson, Burnet, Brown, Comanche, Hood, Somervell, and McClennan counties, including the towns of Killeen, Copperas Cove, and Lampasas as well as the Fort Hood Army base, fall within this region.

Central Texas College

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Central Texas College (CTC) is a junior college located 5 mi to the east of town in Killeen.
The campus was constructed on more than 500 acres of land donated by Fort Hood between Killeen and Copperas Cove.

Interstate 14

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The major thoroughfare through town is Interstate 14/U.S. Highway 190, connecting Cove to Interstate 35 in Belton, 28 mi to the east, and to U.S. Highway 281 in Lampasas, 19 mi to the west.
TxDOT is moving forward with designating I-14 along US 190 from Copperas Cove to I-35 in Belton.

Lampasas County, Texas

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Parts of Copperas Cove fall into Lampasas and Bell counties, and are represented by those county officials.

Bell County, Texas

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Parts of Copperas Cove fall into Lampasas and Bell counties, and are represented by those county officials.

Killeen, Texas

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Central Texas College (CTC) is a junior college located 5 mi to the east of town in Killeen.
The Herald also publishes the Fort Hood Herald, an independent publication in the Fort Hood area, not authorized by Fort Hood Public Affairs, and the Cove Herald, a weekly paper for the residents of Copperas Cove.

Area code 254

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Texas

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Copperas Cove is a city located in central Texas at the southern corner of Coryell County with smaller portions in Lampasas and Bell Counties.

2010 United States Census

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Founded in 1879 as a small ranching and farming community, today the city is the largest in Coryell County, with 32,032 residents as of the 2010 census and an estimated 32,658 residents in 2018.

Tonkawa

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When the Spanish came to Texas, a small Plains tribe known as the Tonkawa inhabited the area.

Comanche

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The powerful and aggressive Comanche controlled a vast stretch of land to the north and west, making Coryell County a hostile battleground as settlers moved into the area.

Mexico

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In 1825, Mexico provided Stephen F. Austin with a land grant encompassing a large area including present-day Copperas Cove.

Stephen F. Austin

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In 1825, Mexico provided Stephen F. Austin with a land grant encompassing a large area including present-day Copperas Cove.

American Civil War

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Starting in the 1830s, the first white settlers came into the Five Hills region; however, the area lacked stability until after the Civil War.

Chisholm Trail

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Substantial settlement did not arrive until the development of the cattle industry during the 1870s, when a feeder route of the Chisholm Trail was cut through the region.

Iron(II) sulfate

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Inspired by the taste of nearby spring water, residents amended the name to "Copperas Cove" (officially in 1901).

Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway

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Copperas Cove's fortunes were greatly improved when, in 1882, the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway expanded into the region.

Lampasas River

Copperas Cove is located in the Limestone Cut Plains of central Texas, within an agglomeration of hills situated between the Lampasas River and Cowhouse Creek valleys, known as the "Five Hills" area. The train depot at Copperas Cove served as the shipping point for farmers and ranchers in the area between Cowhouse Creek and the Lampasas River.

Cotton

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The town continued to prosper over the coming years, depending largely on local agriculture, of which cotton played a dominant role.

Great Depression

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Copperas Cove reached a peak population of 600 in 1929, but entered a state of decline with the onset of the Great Depression.