HILLSBORO Population- 8,232 Altitude. 634

General -

Hillsboro is the principal trade center and the seat of Hill County. City was established in 1853. In the spirit of the old frontiers, the first courthouse was a log cabin.

The City Chamber of commerce office that is located at 115 N. Covington is the historic old MK & T RR depot. Hillsboro is the center of a rich agricultural region; it is also the gateway to Lake Whitney;and is the home of Hill Junior College.

Known for many restored Victorian homes. Driving tours available past renovated homes and restored downtown area.

Confederate Research Center, Gun Museum-

Devoted to Civil War era, especially concerning Hood's Texas Brigade, CSA. More than 3,000 volumes, many rare, plus maps, photographs, correspondence and dioramas. Also the Audie Murphy Memorial Gun Museum & Weaponry Library. (Audie Murphy, son of a Central Texas tenant farmer, was nation's most decorated soldier in WW 11.) Museum features historic firearms and edged weapons, historic artifacts and historical art collection. Open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; campus of Hill College.

Hill County Courthouse-

The oh so controversial Hill County Courthouse.

A sightseeing must! This 1890's structure flamboyantly combines architectural accents of Classical Revival, Italianate, and French Second Empire.

The old Saturday Evening Post called it "a monstrosity." But Harper's described it as "like an outstanding cathedral." For years tourists have been coming to Hillsboro to see for themselves. You be the judge...




Aquilla and Whitney.

Lake Whitney State Park-

Located about 16 miles southwest of Hillsboro. (See Whitney, Texas).



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