Best Selling author Carra Copelin writes contemporary and historical romance. The Texas Code Series, contemporary romantic suspense novels include Code Of Honor, Book One. The Brides of Texas Code Series, western historical novellas, explores the Texas Code Series beginnings. Katie and the Irish Texan, Book 1, Matelyn and the Texas Ranger, Book 2, and Angel and the Texan from County Cork, Book 3. Laurel:Bride of Arkansas, American Mail-Order Brides Series, Book 25

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Texas Facts and Trivia Thursday - Just Trivia

Hi, happy Thursday everyone. For most of us the week is winding down and nothing but weekend ahead. Our week has been good, we actually had rain twice. Yay! I wish nothing but the best for you in the upcoming week.

Here's a little bit of Texas trivia follow up after the flag series:

In 1836, five places acted as provisional capitals of Texas: Harrisburg, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Velasco, Galveston, and Columbia. In 1837, the capital was shifted to Houston by Sam Houston. The capital was shifted in 1839 to the new settlement of Austin.

 Austin is the capital city of Texas. It is situated on the banks of Colorado River in the south-central part of the state. The Government Building was constructed with Texas pink sandstone. The Republic of Texas chose Austin as the capital from 1840 to 1842.

From 1836 to 1845, Texas was an autonomous state.

On May 16, 1888, the capitol building in the state capital was inaugurated. The attic of the structure is seven feet taller than that of the country's Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Texas is the sole state to be admitted into the union through pact rather than territorial appropriation.

 Texas is the only state that can fly the state flag at the same height as the United States flag.

Until next time,


  1. That is a lot of fun information! Good job!


    1. Thanks, Geri for visiting. I'm glad you liked the post!

  2. Love your Texas trivia, Carra. My favorite state. ☺ But you knew that, didn't you?

    1. Yes, I did know that, Caroline. Obvious since all your wonderful stories take place in my favorite state. Glad you're liking the posts.

  3. Fascinating trivia, Carra. I never knew our capitol building is taller than the U.S. capitol. That would make an interesting detail in a western historical.

    1. Thanks, Lyn. I agree and I appreciate your support.