Do you know where the first permanent settlements are in Texas? Believe it or not, some of them are all the way into Central Texas, including the Killeen-Temple area.

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What is so great about being an old town?

Some of these towns are connected by the oldest road in Texas. Some of them feature streets so old legends of the West have walked them like,

"Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Pancho Villa, and U.S. President Taft."

What role do these towns have in Texas history?

Some of these cities have been a light to travelers dating back to before the Declaration of Independence. Texas is so rich in historical old towns that even cities that weren't part of the Republic are no included in the state.

Believe it or not, the Republic of Texas was smaller than the current state. Also, if it were not for Texas, the USA might not include,

"Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming."

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