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. 6, 2018.

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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.

County Spotlight

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Retired Precinct 4 County Commissioner Colonel Jack Oliver celebrated his 94th birthday on September 21, 2018.  Colonel Oliver has been and continues to be an inspiration to us all with his good humor, dynamic personality, love of Bell County and love of his country.  Bell County, the entire Central Texas area, and the U.S. Army Air Corps/U.S. Air Force would simply not be the same without the service and contributions of Colonel Jack Oliver.  Bell County Judge Jon Burrows and Commissioners Russell Schneider, Bill Schumann and John Fisher (all pictured) publicly recognized and thanked Colonel Oliver for his service and contributions to Bell County and the entire Commissioners Court proclaimed Friday, September 21, 2018 as "Colonel Jack Oliver Day in Bell County, Texas."     

Public Notices...

Burn Ban Status

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Bell County Sheriff's Department Foundation Statue

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Order Prohibiting Weapons in Certain Affected Bell County Buildings

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