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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.
Rita Kelley, Director of the Bell County Indigent Health Services Department was recently honored at the Bell County Judge & Commissioners' Committee on People with Disabilities 2017 Rusty Awards. Ms. Kelley received the Shirley Biels Health Care Worker of the Year 2017 Award. This award is presented to a person in a health care related field in Bell County who has made a positive impact on a person or persons with disabilities.