In an abundance of caution regarding possible road conditions tomorrow morning, Bell County offices will open at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015.
Welcome to Bell County! Located in the heart of Central Texas, Bell County offers a little bit of everything: small town charm, big city amenities, natural beauty, and a vibrant culture. Within our county are several popular tourist spots, including beautiful lakes, acres of park land, the Bell County Expo Center, and several historic museums and villages. Please browse through our website, including our community video presentations, to find out more. Thanks for visiting.
Bell County Burn Ban is not in effect as of Sept. 22, 2014.
About Bell County
Bell County is centrally located along the
I-35 corridor. Bell County is serviced by two major railroads and offers state-of-the art medical facilities, several excellent colleges, and a large regional airport, all of which make it a great choice to call home. Bell County is home to Fort Hood. With a capacity of 50,000 troops, it is one of the largest military installations in the free world. The 2010 Census put Bell County's population at 310,325 - the 16th largest of Texas' 254 counties. Bell County grew by 30.4% from 2000 to 2010. The 2012 population is estimated to be over 315,000, and it continues to grow, fueling a strong and stable economy.
Bell County was recognized by the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP) for 40 years of membership. In 1974, the county joined with 50 other Texas counties to pool resources in an effort to address the unique and changing dynamics of county risk. The TAC RMP began with the Workers' Compensation Self-Insurance Fund, but later expanded to serve Texas counties' specific needs by offering coverage for property, crime, and liability. Accepting the award is Bell County Judge, Jon Burrows.