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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Hico is approximately 1,515 (2000), 1379 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 668 (1990), 520 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hico is 3.811 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hico to Washington DC is 1315 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 116 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hico is positioned 31.98 degrees north of the equator and 98.02 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hico elevation is 1,006 feet above sea level.


southwest of Fort Worth between Stephenville and Waco on Highway 6. Here is a directions page for Hico.
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History & History Related Items

Founded in 1856 on Honey Creek, a stream off the Bosque River. J.R. Alford suggest Hico for the new town. The name came from the town of Hico, Kentucky, the home town of Alford. In 1880, the Texas Central Railroad came through the county passing by Hico about 2 1/2 miles away. The railroad suggested that the town relocate closer to the tracks. Lots were sold on 11 November 1880 for the "new" Hico. It didn't take long for the "old" Hico to become deserted. A corn mill and cotton gin were left behind, later torn down in 1930. The rocks from these buildings were then used to build the school gym and a marker of Old Hico.

Was Ollie (Brushy Bill) Roberts really the infamous Billy the Kid. Hico says he was. Read all about it

Here is a History page for Hico
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Hico is pronounced "High-Koe."

Billy the Kid Museum
Pecan St.
Hico, Texas 254-796-2462
According to legend, the Kid wasn't killed by Pat Garrett, but died at the age of 90 on the way to the Hico Post Office. The legend lives on at this museum housing Billy the Kid memorabilia on Pecan St. Open Fri-Sun noon-4pm.

Learn more about Hico at this informative site.
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Hico City Government

Hico City Hall
120 W 1st St
Hico, TX 76457
Phone: 254-796-4620

Hico Chamber

Hico, TX. Chamber of Commerce & Civic Club
P.O. Box 93
Hico, TX 76457
Phone: 254-796-4620

Hico Organizations

Hico, TX. Chamber of Commerce & Civic Club
P.O. Box 93
Hico, TX 76457
Phone: 254-796-4620

Hico Schools

Hico Public Schools Supt
614 Kirk St
Hico, TX 76457
Phone: 254-796-2181 Hico


The population of Hico was:
1990 - 1,342
2000 - 1,515

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