From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Holland is a town in Bell County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,121 at the 2010 census. The center of population of Texas is located in Holland. It is part of the Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Holland has a history that reaches back years beyond the actual founding of the town, to a time before the Civil War when a community known as Mountain Home began to grow up near Gotcher’s Mountain, a hill south of town. A post office was established on August 22, 1870, under the name Mountain Home with James Shaw as postmaster. On November 6, 1871, the Mountain Home post office was officially closed.
In 1881, an extension of the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad was laid out from Denison to Taylor, and the tracks were constructed through Bell County in 1881 and 1882, from north to south, passing through the Holland community. This was to bring about the town of Holland as it is known today.
Holland TX Attractions