What Are Some Important Locations on a Texas Atlas?


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Important locations on a current map of Texas include major cities such as Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio, as well as important land and water features such as Interstate 25 and Lewisville Lake. Important historic locations include the Alamo Mission historic site.

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The city of Austin is the capital city of Texas, and Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth and San Antonio are among the largest cities in the state. As of 2015, Houston is Texas' largest city, with a population of over 2 million, and San Antonio comes in second with a population of 1.3 million. The state's capitol city has a population of about 800,000. Users can utilize Mapquest's zoom tool to zoom in on these cities on the map and view smaller roads and buildings, and they can also view the cities as satellite images.

The Alamo is the site of several centuries of history in Texas. The Alamo has its origins in the creation of the Mission San Francisco de Solano near the Rio Grande River at the beginning of the 18th century. It also was a site for the Texas Revolution during the middle of the 19th century. Among the features of the site preserved today are the Alamo church and Long Barrack.

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