Principal trade center and seat of Hill County, established in
1853. In frontier tradition, first courthouse was log cabin. Chamber
of commerce office at 115 North Covington is old MK&T RR depot.
Center of rich agricultural region; gateway to Lake Whitney, home
of Hill College.
Known for many restored Victorian homes. Driving tours available
past renovated homes and restored downtown area. Several downtown
antique shops (many closed Mon.) and Southwest Outlet Center on
I-35 attract shoppers.
- CONFEDERATE RESEARCH CENTER, GUN MUSEUM - Devoted to
Civil War era, especially concerning Hood's Texas Brigade, CSA.
More than 3,000 volumes many rare, plus maps, photographs, correspondence
and dioramas. Also the Audie Murphy Memorial Gun Museum &
Weaponry Library. (Audie Murphy, son of a Central Texas tenant
farmer, was nation's most decorated soldier in WW II.) Museum
features historic firearms and edged weapons, historic artifacts,
and historical art collection. Campus of Hill College.
- HILL COUNTY CELL BLOCK MUSEUM - A repository of Hill
County history in building that served as jail in 1893 - 1983;
extensive selection of Indian artifacts. 200 block of N. Waco
Street at Paschal
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