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The Texas state capital is Austin.

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Zip Codes

76501, 76502, 76503, 76504, 76505, 76508

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Temple is approximately 54,800 (1999), 66102 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 20,718 (1990), 26113 (2010).

The amount of land area in Temple is 111.278 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Temple is 54.007 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.204 sq kilometers.
The distance from Temple to Washington DC is 1303 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 59 miles. (as the crow flies)
Temple is positioned 31.09 degrees north of the equator and 97.36 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Temple elevation is 736 feet above sea level.
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Temple location: south of Waco on Interstate 35 in Central Texas. Temple is 67 miles north of Austin. Here is a location page for Temple.

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History & History Related Items

Temple history:

A history page for Temple.

Here is another history page for Temple.

As many western towns in the 1800's, Temple was founded by the railroad. To be exact, the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad Company on 29 June 1881. Before becoming Temple, the community was known by many names, some of which were: Mudville, Tanglefoot and Ratsville - all names due to "local problems from the prairie soil and the abundance of large rodents in the area. Once more families came to Temple it began to grow quite rapidly. During this time it was known as the Prairie Queen and Progressive Temple as well as the City of Trees because of a Mr. Goodrich Jones, who is known as the father of Arbor Day in Texas. Check the two history pages for much more information about Temple's history!

At the present time, there are many hospital and medical-related facilities here. Fort Hood, a large military base, is nearby.
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Temple attractions:

The Railroad and Pioneer Museum
710 Jack Baskin Street
Phone: 254-298-5172The history of Bell County is chronicled here with exhibits on ranching, farming and railroad history of the area. A highlight is a restored Santa Fe steam engine and caboose.

Texas Train Festival

Tractor and Engine Show
The first weekend of every October

Golf in Temple!

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