Introduction to Copperas Cove, Texas
Copperas Cove, Texas, in Coryell county, is 10 miles W of Killeen, Texas and 60 miles N of Austin, Texas. The city is included in the Killeen- Temple metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 29,592 people lived in Copperas Cove.
Copperas Cove History
Copperas Cove was a small rural community in the 1870s. Originally, residents wanted to name the city "Cove," but the postal authorities rejected the name as there was already another city of the same name in Texas. As a result, the community was named Coperas Cove because of the mineral taste of the water in a local spring. The post office of the city was established in March of 1879. The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway first entered the area in 1882. The spelling of the city’s name was formally changed in 1901.
Copperas Cove and nearby Attractions
- Ogletree Gap Park
- Topsy Exotic Ranch and Drive-Through Safari
- Fourth Infantry Division Museum
- Keystone Square Museum
- Mother Neff State Park
- 1st Cavalry Division Museum
Things To Do In Copperas Cove
During your stay in Copperas Cove, you can enjoy the Topsy Exotic Ranch and Drive Through Safari. Hiking can be enjoyed at the Chisholm Trail. Heritage Park, Copperas Hill Estates Park, Copperas Cove City Park and Highland Park offer facilities for various recreational activities. Golfers can spend their leisure hours at the Copperas Cove Municipal Golf Course. The city also hosts several recreational events and festivals every year. Among these are the Ogletree Gap Heritage Festival and the Rabbit Fest.
Copperas Cove Transportation
Robert Gray AAF Airport is nearby.
Copperas Cove Higher Education
Facilities for higher studies are provided by Central Texas College, Austin Community College and the University of Mary Hardin- Baylor.