Introduction to Hillsboro, Texas
Hillsboro is the country seat of Hill County, which was formed in 1853. It was originally named Hillsborough in honor of Dr. George W. Hill, the earliest settler in Navarro. Railroad arrived in 1881, the same year that the city was incorporated as Hillsborough. In 1888, its name was changed to Hillsboro by the post office.
Hillsboro and Nearby Attractions
- Earle-Harrison House & Gardens
- Cameron Park Zoo
- Dallas World Aquarium
- Children's Museum of Waxahachie
- Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
- Dinosaur Valley State Park
Things To Do In Hillsboro
A Greek style mansion dating back to the 19th century exists at the Earle-Harrison House & Gardens. The Dr. Pepper Museum chronicles the growth of the soft drink industry along with the invention of Dr. Pepper. Other nearby attractions include Cameron Park Zoo, Fort Worth Botanical Garden, Children's Museum of Waxahachie and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. The Dinosaur Valley State Park, which is spread over 1,524 acres, has dinosaur tracks and provides hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, and picnicking facilities.
Waco Regional Airport is the nearest major airport from Hillsboro.
Hillsboro Higher Education
Baylor University, McLennan Community College, Navarro College, Paul Quinn College and Southwestern Adventist University are some colleges that are close to Hillsboro.