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Copperas Cove

Copperas Cove was founded as a small ranching and farming community back in 1879 in the “Five Hills” area of Central Texas. Originally, residents wanted to name the town simply “Cove” after its geographic location between hills while establishing its post office, but the name was already taken by Langford Cove’s (now Evant) post office. So instead, they chose the town’s current name because of the copper-like flavor of the local water supply. 

Like many other cities in the surrounding area, the arrival of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway shortly after the town’s founding helped the economy gain steady footing and included such expansions as an opera house, barber shop, hotels, and a cotton gin, among other endeavors. Fort Hood brought further growth after its establishment in the 1940s. Copperas Cove now has a population of over 30,000 and is the largest city in Coryell County. 

Dining

Copperas Cove has quite the variety of cuisine for all tastes. Start your day at Something in Between for an array of mouth-watering breakfast choices, or if you’re in the mood for barbecue or down-home country cooking, try Bandit’s BBQ & Catering, Monty’s Old School BBQ, or Lil-Tex for a meal that will leave you fully satisfied. If you want something a little more ethnic, Copperas Cove has options like Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Herb Thai, Toa’s Ohana Hawaiian Restaurant, or German Imbiss. When you’re ready for dessert, Waffle Cone serves up homemade ice cream, shaved ice, and gelato. 

Shopping

If you need to do some shopping in Copperas Cove, the Five Hills Shopping Center has everything you need from clothes to groceries to dining options! You can also check out Cactus Lilly Boutique for cute, local fashions.  

Outdoors

Copperas Cove has plenty of outdoor recreation for the whole family! With 8 parks and 2 public swimming pools, plus a full 18-hole golf course, there’s no shortage of outdoor fun. Whether you choose South Park, Ogletree Gap Preserve, City Park Complex, Highland Park, Heritage Park, Kate St. Park, High Chaparral Park, or Edgar H. Rhode Park, you’re sure to have a great time. Visit Copperas Cove Parks & Recreation for more info!

Historical Sites

To take a peek into the past, visit the original 1879 Post Office at Ogletree Gap, which served as the town’s post office, stagecoach stop, and postmaster’s home. Pioneer Walker Cemetery is another great site where you can see one of the oldest graveyards in the county for its early inhabitants. 

Arts & Entertainment

For some indoor afternoon and evening fun, check out Cinergy Cinemas, where you can enjoy in-theater dining and drinks or spend your time in the arcade. Copperas Cove also has MAKS Family Fun Center and Topsey Exotic Ranch & Drive Thru Safari. You can also enjoy any of the local events happening throughout the year!

Like many other cities in the surrounding area, the arrival of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway shortly after the town’s founding helped the economy gain steady footing and included such expansions as an opera house, barber shop, hotels, and a cotton gin, among other endeavors. Fort Hood brought further growth after its establishment in the 1940s. Copperas Cove now has a population of over 30,000 and is the largest city in Coryell County. 

Dining

Copperas Cove has quite the variety of cuisine for all tastes. Start your day at Something in Between for an array of mouth-watering breakfast choices, or if you’re in the mood for barbecue or down-home country cooking, try Bandit’s BBQ & Catering, Monty’s Old School BBQ, or Lil-Tex for a meal that will leave you fully satisfied. If you want something a little more ethnic, Copperas Cove has options like Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Herb Thai, Toa’s Ohana Hawaiian Restaurant, or German Imbiss. When you’re ready for dessert, Waffle Cone serves up homemade ice cream, shaved ice, and gelato. 

Shopping

If you need to do some shopping in Copperas Cove, the Five Hills Shopping Center has everything you need from clothes to groceries to dining options! You can also check out Cactus Lilly Boutique for cute, local fashions.  

Outdoors

Copperas Cove has plenty of outdoor recreation for the whole family! With 8 parks and 2 public swimming pools, plus a full 18-hole golf course, there’s no shortage of outdoor fun. Whether you choose South Park, Ogletree Gap Preserve, City Park Complex, Highland Park, Heritage Park, Kate St. Park, High Chaparral Park, or Edgar H. Rhode Park, you’re sure to have a great time. Visit Copperas Cove Parks & Recreation for more info!

Historical Sites

To take a peek into the past, visit the original 1879 Post Office at Ogletree Gap, which served as the town’s post office, stagecoach stop, and postmaster’s home. Pioneer Walker Cemetery is another great site where you can see one of the oldest graveyards in the county for its early inhabitants. 

Arts & Entertainment

For some indoor afternoon and evening fun, check out Cinergy Cinemas, where you can enjoy in-theater dining and drinks or spend your time in the arcade. Copperas Cove also has MAKS Family Fun Center and Topsey Exotic Ranch & Drive Thru Safari. You can also enjoy any of the local events happening throughout the year!