Introduction to Robinson, Texas
Robinson, Texas, in McLennan county, is 6 miles S ofWaco, Texas (center to center) and 87 miles S ofArlington, Texas. Part of the surrounding Waco metro area, the city is not isolated and is home to some 7,845 residents.
The Robinson brothers John and Levi settled in the mid-19th century and named the region Robinsonville. Later, during the mid-20th century, the region was incorporated and renamed Robinson. The two brothers marked off acres for other dwellers to settle and gradually cotton mills, schools, general stores and churches were established. The city had its own water and sewerage system by the late 20th century and developed over the years mainly as a residential town.
Robinson and Nearby Attractions
- Cameron Park Zoo
- Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
- Earle-Harrison House & Gardens
- Mother Neff State Park
- Lake Whitney State Park
Things To Do In Robinson
Places of historical interest include Earle-Harrison House & Gardens, which is a 19th century Greek style mansion, and Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, home of the last president of Texas. The history of the soft drink industry and invention of Dr. Pepper is on display at the Dr. Pepper Museum. Mayborn Museum displays exhibits related to science and history. Other nearby attractions include Mother Neff State Park, Lake Whitney State Park and Fort Parker State Park where visitors can go boating, swimming, mountain biking, camping, fishing and picnicking.
Air transportation is available from Waco Regional Airport.
Robinson Higher Education
Baylor University, McLennan Community College and Paul Quinn College are some of the colleges near Robinson.