Description - Texas became part of the United States in 1845. Bfore becoming a state it was part of Spain, France, and Mexico, and for a time was the Republic of Texas and the Confederate States of America. It grew rapidly, becoming the second largest state in population 1994, and became economically highly diversified, with a growing base in high technology.
The sites described in this section are those designated as historic by the State of Texas, the National Park Service and other Park Management entities.
- Historic Sites in Texas include buildings, monuments and musuems. Battlefields and historic locations are often preserved and interpretive tours are provided.
Recreation - Many of the Historic Sites also include recreational opportunites similar to non historic State and National Parks.
Climate - Texas is a huge state with varying climates but generally the climate could be said to be primarily hot and humid in the summer months and mild to cool in the winter. Western Texas receives very little rainfall with the exception of the higher elevations. This is the driest area of the state having a relative humidity of 50 percent and an annual rainfall average of eight inches.
The location of historic sites is available along with driving instructions and a map on each of the wildernet pages describing an individual site.