The city of Holland, Texas dates back to the pre-civil war and was first settled around 1860. Early settlers stretched along Darr’s Creek, which is located in Bell County about a mile east of present-day Holland. Before the town was called Holland, the settlement was called Mountain Home. With the construction of the railroad that was essential in the cotton industry, Mountain Home grew and eventually became Holland in 1879.
Today, Holland is nestled between Austin and Waco and continues to be a rich farming community. Holland, Texas currently has a population of 1,075, according to the 2020 Census.
Holland offers residents and visitors a quaint dining experience and should visit Taqueria Sonora for delicious Tex-Mex food or if you’re looking for a dinner experience Gommert’s Cafe should be on your list of restaurants to visit. Finish with a cup of coffee from The Coffee Trough!
Residents and visitors are just 20 minutes away from the city of Temple where they can enjoy an array of shopping in the town’s Market Place Shopping Center, Temple Mall, and Temple Towne Center.
Whether you’re spending the afternoon with your family or heading out on a solo walk, check out Holland City Park. The park is home to many events throughout the year, so visit the town’s website for more information.
Holland is home to a rich piece of Texas history: Little River Dragway. The race track opened in 1957 and continues to be filled with roaring engines to this day, making it one of the oldest operating IHRA Sanctioned Drag Strip in the state.
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Being formed before the Civil War, the city of Holland holds a rich history that can be studied at the Mayfield House Museum. Or family fun can be seen at the annual Corn Festival that takes place every June.