Introduction to Temple, Texas
Temple, Texas, in Bell county, is 62 miles NE of Austin, Texas. The city is in the Killeen - Temple area. There are 54,514 residents in Temple.
Temple was originally founded in 1881 as a railroad town. It was named Temple Junction in honor of Bernard Moore Temple who worked as a civil engineer and former surveyor at the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railway Company. In fact, it was the same company that founded the town. The area had a post office in January 1881, and its name was shortened to Temple around that time. The town was incorporated in 1882.
Temple and nearby Attractions
- Railroad and Heritage Museum
- Czech Heritage Museum
- Temple Lake Park
- Temple Symphony Orchestra
- Mother Neff Park
- Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center
Things To Do In Temple
Temple's surroundings are breathtaking. There is lush green prairie land and gorgeous woods that give way to the beautiful Lake Belton. Such diverse landscape also provides a perfect habitat for various species of wildlife. Lake Belton is a very popular spot for fishing tournaments, water sports, picnics, camping, or simply relaxation. Moreover, the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area offers facilities like a water slide, jet skis, paddle boats, cabins, and a rustic lodge. Miller Springs Nature Center provides facilities for rock climbers, hikers, bird watchers, and photographers.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Temple Higher Education
Temple College is the local college. Others in the neighborhood include University of Mary Hardin, Central Texas College, and Baylor University.