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Everything you ever wanted to know (or not know) about counties in Texas and general facts.

Loving County as 2010 population has 82 residents, making it the least populous county in the United States.

Texas also has the third and fourth smallest counties in the US, in King and Kenedy Counties.
Second is Kalawao County, Hawaii.

Texas has 30 dry counties (meaning you can't buy booze-YIKES!).

Funniest county name in Texas of course is, Glasscock County. :D

Texas has 254 counties, more than any other state in the United States. (yes the saying really is true about Texas, "Everything is BIGGER in Texas!").

The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island. :O

During the period of July 24-26, 1979, the Tropical Storm Claudette brought 45 inches of rain to an area near Alvin, Texas, contributing to more than $600 million in damages. Claudette produced the United States 24 hour rainfall record of 43 inches.

Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. And there is no period after the Dr in Dr Pepper.

The first suspension bridge in the United States was the Waco Bridge. Built in 1870 and still in use today as a pedestrian crossing of the Brazos River.

The capitol in Austin opened May 16, 1888. The dome of the building stands seven feet higher than that of the nation's Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Texas has the first domed stadium in the country in the Astro Dome. The structure was built in Houston and opened in April 1965.

The worst natural disaster in United States history was caused by a hurricane that hit Galveston in 1900. Over 8,000 deaths were recorded.

Texas' largest county is Brewster with 6,208 square miles.

The first word spoken from the moon on July 20, 1969 was Houston. (Should have been Texas! :D)

El Paso is closer to Needles, California than it is to Dallas. WOW Texas is big!

Texas includes 267,339 square miles, or 7.4% of the nation's total area.

Texas possesses 4 of the top 15 most populous cities in the United States. These towns are Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio.

Texas boasts the nation's largest herd of whitetail deer.

Texas is the only state to enter the United States by treaty instead of territorial annexation.

More wool comes from the state of Texas than any other state in the United States.

Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it. They are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States.

More land is farmed in Texas than in any other state.

More species of bats live in Texas than in any other part of the United States.

Laredo is the world's largest inland port.

Port Lavaca has the world's longest fishing pier.

The Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is the world's largest rose garden. It contains 38,000 rose bushes representing 500 varieties of roses set in a 22-acre garden.

The world's first rodeo was held in Pecos on July 4, 1883. Hee-Haw Cowboy!

Is there any reason why we say, God Bless Texas...no other state get's blessed by God now do they! ; )

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