TEMPLE

Population 43,787

Altitude 736


General

The city was established in 1880, first years of growth as a railroad town on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad, and Missouri, Kansas and Texas lines. Today, retail trade and agricultural center, one of the Southwest's leading medical centers, and growing industrial producer.

Medical facilities include Scot and White Santa Fe Center, King's Daughters Hospital, Scott and White Hospital and Clinic, Olin E. Teague Veterans' Center and Texas A&M University School of Medicine.

Location of Temple Junior College. diversified industrial products, railroad shops, computer equipment, furniture, plastics, and oil field machinery; championship municipal golf course.

Temple lies on U.S. 190, a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.

The Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association's permanent home is here; pioneer city currently being developed on land at Nugent Avenue and Eberhardt west of the city. Show is usually scheduled in October featuring historic tractors and allied activities and displays.

In 1989 the city was designated "The Wildflower Capital of Texas." Tours and weekend events are held in March and April.

CZECH HERITAGE MUSEUM

RAILROAD AND PIONEER MUSEUM

TEMPLE LAKE PARK

THE GROVE COUNTRY LIFE MUSEUM


Attractions

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