Fun place for everyone..
Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, also known as (BLORA).. is located on the Fort Hood military reservation. It is open to civilians as well as military, and features include waterslides, paddle boats, horseback riding, jet ski rentals and a beach for swimming.
Picnic facilities and campsites are also available. Too many wonderful memories here.
Belton is a lovely place, just a little way out from Killeen. There is lots to do in this region, especially if you enjoy the outdoors.. We came across deer, and other wildlife in this region. If you enjoy walking in the countryside, or beside lakes, then this place is perfect. Swimming at the lake was fantastic fun.. and checking out the caves.
Good Ol' Belton
I took this lovely picture today while going to Temple, a nearby town. Its a little dim, but the sunrays are beautiful!
"Home Sweet Home"
Belton has been where I've lived since the age of 7. Located deep in the heart of Texas, a few miles away from Fort Hood, Belton is a unique city with friendly people and a rich history. We celebrate the 4th of July in a big way! The celebration kicks off with the stirring God & Country Concert. And on the 4th of July, we have a Texas-sized parade! Lake Belton and Lake Stillhouse Hollow offer opportunities for water sports, camping, or just relaxing on the beach. Though this is just a small town in Texas, it is a great place to live.
There's lots of trees around here. The Lampasas Creek runs outside of Belton but it is a great place to find relaxation and tranquility in! I took this photo when I visited my friend that lived in that area, and we went out to see it and took some more shots of it. It's very nice.
Sweetberry's Belton Page.
Belton is situated along the banks of the Leon River, in the rapidly growing central region of Texas.
It is on Interstate 35 near the geographic center of the state, approximately 135 miles south of Dallas/Fort Worth and 60 miles north of Austin. Also in the close proximity of Killeen, Fort Hood, and Temple.
Local topography varies from rolling plains to wooded hills with two large lakes just ten minutes from downtown.
In 1850, the new pioneer town of Belton, (first named Nolandville which was later changed to Belton. (1851)
The town was laid out in blocks, streets, and lots with the courthouse public square in the center.
It was designated County seat for the newly organized Bell County. Incorporated in 1852, it was the only town in the County and was the last place of civilization seen by the pioneers heading West...
In 1858, the County commissioners built a new courthouse, spending $14,000 for a two-story limestone building replacing the first courthouse which had become completely inadequate.
Bell county residents opposed the new edifice, and they voted out of office every commissioner, replacing them with more conservative men. It was 26 years before a third courthouse, the one presently in use, was approved and built.
Belton and Bell County were named after Peter Bell. Bell was a Colonel in the Civil War, but he was a Mexican War Veteran, and before that, a San Jacinto Veteran. In his spare time he was also a Texas Ranger, a Congressional Representative and a Governor.