Place:Hico, Hamilton, Texas, United States

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NameHico
TypeCity
Coordinates31.984°N 98.031°W
Located inHamilton, Texas, United States
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Hico is a small town located in Hamilton and Erath counties in Central Texas. The population was 1,379 at the 2010 census. The town motto is "Where Everybody Is Somebody!"

Hico was named by its founder for his unincorporated hometown in Calloway County in southwestern Kentucky near Murray, just north of the Tennessee state boundary. The original site was on Honey Creek, but when the Texas Central line part of the historic Katy Railroad was built nearby, the citizens moved two-and-a half miles to the rail line. Hico was incorporated in 1883 and became the Hamilton County shipping center. Over the years, it became a cattle and cotton market. Today ranching and tourism dominate the local economy.

In 1903, Kentucky-based evangelist Mordecai Ham held the first of his seventy-five Texas revival meetings in Hico. There were 150 professions of faith in Jesus Christ.

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