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Salado
Bell County, Texas

ZipCodes
76571




Page Contents for Salado, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Salado is approximately 2126 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 572 (1990), 929 (2010).
The amount of land area in Salado is 8.171 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Salado to Washington DC is 1316 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 46 miles. (as the crow flies)
Salado is positioned 30.95 degrees north of the equator and 97.52 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

on Interstate 35 south of Temple in central Texas, only 45 miles north of Austin.
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History & History Related Items

Salado is a town which grew around the plantation and home of Sterling C. Robertson in central Texas. The town grew greatly after the founding of Salado College in 1860. It was also part of the "Old Chishom Trail". It was incorporated in 1867. The first farmer's grange in Texas was started here in 1873. Unfortunately for Salado, the town was bypassed by the railroad. With the lack of a railroad, the college closed and the town grew much smaller. Now one may find a wealth of culture here in Salado with a variety of interesting and unique shops to choose from. It is known for its outstanding carftsmen and artists. There are many buildings listed on the National Register of Historic homes.
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The founding of Salado



The incorporation of Salado

1867


Attractions

Central Texas Area Museum featuring local history
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Salado Chamber

Salado Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 817-947-5040

Salado Organizations

Salado Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 817-947-5040

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