Killeen Travel Guide

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Killeen Overview

Killeen is a fast growing town of about 140,000 (up 59% since 2000) located along U. S. Highway 190 a bit west of Interstate 35 in Bell County in the Prairies and Lakes Section of Central Texas. Killeen was established in 1882 as a stop along the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad and was named after Frank P. Killeen an official with the railroad. The railroad stop was instrumental in the U.S. Government's decision to locate Camp Hood (now Fort Hood) here during World War 2. Fort Hood, at 217,000 acres, is the largest military facilities with the most soldiers and equipment in the free world. Killeen is the most populace city in Bell County and is also home to Texas A&M Central Texas, Tarleton State University and Central Texas College. The presence of institutions of higher learning, and Fort Hood contribute to a varied and active cultural life and dining options from around the world. Outdoor recreational opportunities also abound.
Killeen has a nice historic district with several buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. There are is one district and one individual location in Killeen listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Killeen is a medium town with many services located on TX 195 an hour north of Austin.