Belton was established in 1850. Apparently it was quite the place to be back in the Civil War. However, things changed with the railroad came through Central Texas. The Santa Fe Railroad Company decided to go around Belton and built a new town, Temple, across the river. I am assumming that is were the rivarly began. (Who knew, I always thought the rivalry was centered around high school football!) The courthouse that stands in the center of town today was built in 1886. Needless to say Belton is steeped in history.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
4th of July and Going "Home"
I grew up in a small Texas town. Well, for Texas standards it isn't that small. Growing up there were about 12,000 people, but we have had a poplutation boom and now there are over 15,000 people who call Belton home. Belton is located in the "heart of Texas" along I-35 between Waco and Austin.