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The Texas Legislature has designated many symbolic capitals. This list is a work in progress and we welcome your input. If you have additional information regarding official capital designations by the Legislature, please contact the Reference Desk.

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Place Resolution
Alligator Capital of Texas Anahuac House Resolution No. 73, Senate Resolution No. 730, 71st Legislature, Regular Session (1989)
Antique Capital of Texas Baird House Resolution No. 316, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session (1993)
Balloon Race Capital of Texas Gregg County House Concurrent Resolution No. 23, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
Barbecue Capital of Texas Lockhart House Resolution No. 1024, 76th Legislature, Regular Session (1999)
Bed and Breakfast Capital of Texas Jefferson House Concurrent Resolution No. 3, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Birding Capital of East Texas Mineola House Concurrent Resolution No. 281, 78th Legislature, Regular Session (2003)
Bluebird Capital of Texas Wills Point House Concurrent Resolution No. 6, Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 40, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)
Bluebonnet City Ennis House Concurrent Resolution No. 116, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Bluebonnet Co-capital of Texas Burnet County Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 108, 67th Legislature, Regular Session (1981)
Bluebonnet Co-capital of Texas Llano County Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 108, 67th Legislature, Regular Session (1981)
Blues Capital of Texas Navasota House Concurrent Resolution No. 24, 79th Legislature, Regular Session (2005)
Bois d'Arc Capital of Texas Commerce House Concurrent Resolution No. 31, 76th Legislature, Regular Session (1999)
Cactus Capital of Texas Sanderson Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1, 76th Legislature, Regular Session (1999)
Catfish Capital of Texas West Tawakoni House Concurrent Resolution No. 74, 77th Legislature, Regular Session (2001)
Cheeseburger Capital of Texas Friona House Concurrent Resolution No. 25, 80th Legislature, Regular Session (2007)
Chess Capital of Texas Brownsville Senate Resolution No. 610, 78th Legislature, Regular Session (2003)
Citrus Capital of Texas Weslaco House Concurrent Resolution No. 149, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Cowboy Hat Capital of Texas Garland House Concurrent Resolution No. 96, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas Waxahachie House Concurrent Resolution No. 14, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Crape Myrtle City Paris House Concurrent Resolution No. 14, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Crape Myrtle County Capital Lamar County House Concurrent Resolution No. 14, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Crawfish Capital of Texas Mauriceville House Concurrent Resolution No. 42, 68th Legislature, Regular Session (1983)
Czech Heritage Capital of Texas West House Concurrent Resolution No. 185, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Daffodil Capital of Texas Round Rock Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 26, 78th Legislature, Regular Session (2003)
Danish Capital of Texas Danevang House Concurrent Resolution No. 21, 71st Legislature, Sixth Called Session (1990)
Depot Capital of Texas Giddings House Concurrent Resolution No. 45, 82nd Legislature, Regular Session (2011)
Dinosaur Capital of Texas Glen Rose House Resolution No. 1299, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Eagle Capital of Texas Rains County Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 164, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)
Garden Capital of Texas Nacogdoches House Concurrent Resolution No. 24, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
Getaway Capital of Texas Lake Whitney area House Concurrent Resolution No. 154, 79th Legislature, Regular Session (2005); Redesignated House Concurrent Resolution No. 83, 82nd Legislature, Regular Session (2011)
Hippo Capital of Texas Hutto House Concurrent Resolution No. 89, 78th Legislature, Regular Session (2003)
Home of the Official Kolache of the Texas Legislature West House Concurrent Resolution No. 185, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Horned Lizard Capital of Texas Kenedy House Resolution No. 39, Senate Resolution No. 76, 77th Legislature, Regular Session (2001)
Hot Air Balloon Capital of Texas Plano House Concurrent Resolution No. 181, 76th Legislature, Regular Session (1999)
International Business Capital of North Texas Richardson House Concurrent Resolution No. 133, 82nd Legislature, Regular Session (2011)
Irish Capital of Texas Dublin House Concurrent Resolution No. 30, 79th Legislature, Regular Session (2005)
Jackrabbit-Roping Capital of Texas Odessa House Concurrent Resolution No. 42, 77th Legislature, Regular Session (2001)
Kolache Capital of Texas Caldwell House Concurrent Resolution No. 171, 71st Legislature, Regular Session (1989)
Mural Capital of Texas Breckenridge House Concurrent Resolution No. 30, 77th Legislature, Regular Session (2001)
Mushroom Capital of Texas Madisonville House Concurrent Resolution No. 128, 79th Legislature, Regular Session (2005)
Norwegian Capital of Texas Clifton House Resolution No. 1330, Senate Resolution 704, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Ostrich Capital of Texas Midland House Resolution No. 779, 72nd Legislature, Regular Session (1991)
Outdoor Capital of Texas Buda House Concurrent Resolution No. 105, 79th Legislature, Regular Session (2005)
Pancake Capital of Texas Hawkins Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 73, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)
Peach Capital of Texas Parker County House Concurrent Resolution No. 203, 72nd Legislature, Regular Session (1991)
Pickle Capital of Texas Mansfield House Concurrent Resolution No. 115, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
Polka Capital of Texas Fredericksburg Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 99, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session (1993)
Pump Jack Capital of Texas Electra Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 33, 77th Legislature, Regular Session (2001)
Pumpkin Capital of Texas Floydada House Concurrent Resolution No. 84, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
Purple Martin Capital of Texas Longview House Resolution No. 848, Senate Resolution 822, 72nd Legislature (1991)
Purple Martin Conservation Capital of Texas Grand Prairie House Concurrent Resolution No. 54, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
Red Poppy Capital of Texas Georgetown House Concurrent Resolution No. 41, 71st Legislature, Fourth Called Session (1990)
Redbud Capital of Texas Denton Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 71, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session (1993)
Rodeo Capital of Texas Mesquite House Concurrent Resolution No. 14, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session (1993)
Sausage Capital of Texas Elgin House Resolution No. 705, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)
Sculpture Capital of Texas Jewett House Concurrent Resolution No. 41, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
Seedless Watermelon Capital of Texas Knox City House Concurrent Resolution No. 245, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Spur Capital of Texas Gatesville House Concurrent Resolution No. 197, 77th Legislature, Regular Session (2001)
Stagecoach Capital of Texas Bridgeport Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11, 81st Legislature, Regular Session (2009)
Stars, Texas City of Kilgore House Concurrent Resolution No. 6, 78th Legislature, Third Called Session (2003)
Storyfest Capital of Texas George West House Resolution No. 517, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)
Sunflower Capital of Texas Hearne House Concurrent Resolution No. 256, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Texas Horned Lizard Capital of the World Kenedy House Concurrent Resolution No. 41, 77th Legislature, Regular Session (2001)
Volunteer Capital of Texas Comal County House Resolution No. 592, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Walking Capital of Texas Canton Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 13, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
Wildflower Capital of Texas Temple House Concurrent Resolution No. 73, 71st Legislature, Regular Session (1989)
Wildflower Capital of Texas DeWitt County House Resolution No. 769, 76th Legislature, Regular Session (1999)
Wind Energy Capital of Texas McCamey House Resolution No. 472, Senate Resolution No. 134, 77th Legislature, Regular Session (2001)
Wine Root Stock Capital of the World Denison House Concurrent Resolution No. 14, 71st Legislature, Regular Session (1989)

 




Place
Designation
Resolution
Anahuac Alligator Capital of Texas House Resolution No. 73, Senate Resolution No. 730, 71st Legislature, Regular Session (1989)
Baird Antique Capital of Texas House Resolution No. 316, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session (1993)
Breckenridge Mural Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 30, 77th Legislature, Regular Session (2001)
Bridgeport Stagecoach Capital of Texas Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11, 81st Legislature, Regular Session (2009)
Brownsville Chess Capital of Texas Senate Resolution No. 610, 78th Legislature, Regular Session (2003)
Buda Outdoor Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 105, 79th Legislature, Regular Session (2005)
Burnet County Bluebonnet Co-capital of Texas Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 108, 67th Legislature, Regular Session (1981)
Caldwell Kolache Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 171, 71st Legislature, Regular Session (1989)
Canton Walking Capital of Texas Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 13, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
Clifton Norwegian Capital of Texas House Resolution No. 1330, Senate Resolution 704, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Comal County Volunteer Capital of Texas House Resolution No. 592, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Commerce Bois d'Arc Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 31, 76th Legislature, Regular Session (1999)
Danevang Danish Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 21, 71st Legislature, Sixth Called Session (1990)
Denison Wine Root Stock Capital of the World House Concurrent Resolution No. 14, 71st Legislature, Regular Session (1989)
Denton Redbud Capital of Texas Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 71, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session (1993)
DeWitt County Wildflower Capital of Texas House Resolution No. 769, 76th Legislature, Regular Session (1999)
Dublin Irish Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 30, 79th Legislature, Regular Session (2005)
Electra Pump Jack Capital of Texas Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 33, 77th Legislature, Regular Session (2001)
Elgin Sausage Capital of Texas House Resolution No. 705, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)
Ennis Bluebonnet City House Concurrent Resolution No. 116, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Floydada Pumpkin Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 84, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
Fredericksburg Polka Capital of Texas Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 99, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session (1993)
Friona Cheeseburger Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 25, 80th Legislature, Regular Session (2007)
Garland Cowboy Hat Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 96, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
Gatesville Spur Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 197, 77th Legislature, Regular Session (2001)
George West Storyfest Capital of Texas House Resolution No. 517, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)
Georgetown Red Poppy Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 41, 71st Legislature, Fourth Called Session (1990)
Giddings Depot Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 45, 82nd Legislature, Regular Session (2011)
Glen Rose Dinosaur Capital of Texas House Resolution No. 1299, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Grand Prairie Purple Martin Conservation Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 54, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
Gregg County Balloon Race Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 23, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
Hawkins Pancake Capital of Texas Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 73, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)
Hearne Sunflower Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 256, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Hutto Hippo Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 89, 78th Legislature, Regular Session (2003)
Jefferson Bed and Breakfast Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 3, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Jewett Sculpture Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 41, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
Kenedy Horned Lizard Capital of Texas House Resolution No. 39, Senate Resolution No. 76, 77th Legislature, Regular Session (2001)
Kenedy Texas Horned Lizard Capital of the World House Concurrent Resolution No. 41, 77th Legislature, Regular Session (2001)
Kilgore Stars, Texas City of House Concurrent Resolution No. 6, 78th Legislature, Third Called Session (2003)
Knox City Seedless Watermelon Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 245, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Lake Whitney area Getaway Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 154, 79th Legislature, Regular Session (2005); Redesignated House Concurrent Resolution No. 83, 82nd Legislature, Regular Session (2011)
Lamar County Crape Myrtle County Capital House Concurrent Resolution No. 14, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Llano County Bluebonnet Co-capital of Texas Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 108, 67th Legislature, Regular Session (1981)
Lockhart Barbecue Capital of Texas House Resolution No. 1024, 76th Legislature, Regular Session (1999)
Longview Purple Martin Capital of Texas House Resolution No. 848, Senate Resolution 822, 72nd Legislature (1991)
Madisonville Mushroom Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 128, 79th Legislature, Regular Session (2005)
Mansfield Pickle Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 115, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
Mauriceville Crawfish Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 42, 68th Legislature, Regular Session (1983)
McCamey Wind Energy Capital of Texas House Resolution No. 472, Senate Resolution No. 134, 77th Legislature, Regular Session (2001)
Mesquite Rodeo Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 14, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session (1993)
Midland Ostrich Capital of Texas House Resolution No. 779, 72nd Legislature, Regular Session (1991)
Mineola Birding Capital of East Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 281, 78th Legislature, Regular Session (2003)
Nacogdoches Garden Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 24, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session (2013)
Navasota Blues Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 24, 79th Legislature, Regular Session (2005)
Odessa Jackrabbit-Roping Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 42, 77th Legislature, Regular Session (2001)
Paris Crape Myrtle City House Concurrent Resolution No. 14, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Parker County Peach Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 203, 72nd Legislature, Regular Session (1991)
Plano Hot Air Balloon Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 181, 76th Legislature, Regular Session (1999)
Rains County Eagle Capital of Texas Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 164, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)
Richardson International Business Capital of North Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 133, 82nd Legislature, Regular Session (2011)
Round Rock Daffodil Capital of Texas Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 26, 78th Legislature, Regular Session (2003)
Sanderson Cactus Capital of Texas Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1, 76th Legislature, Regular Session (1999)
Temple Wildflower Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 73, 71st Legislature, Regular Session (1989)
Waxahachie Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 14, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
Weslaco Citrus Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 149, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
West Czech Heritage Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 185, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
West Home of the Official Kolache of the Texas Legislature House Concurrent Resolution No. 185, 75th Legislature, Regular Session (1997)
West Tawakoni Catfish Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 74, 77th Legislature, Regular Session (2001)
Wills Point Bluebird Capital of Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 6, Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 40, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)

 

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