Did you ever wonder about exactly where the regions in Texas are?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HK_User, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    "The Texas Hill Country is a twenty-five county region of Central Texas and South Texas featuring karst topography and tall rugged hills consisting of thin layers of soil atop limestone or granite.[1] It also includes the Llano Uplift and the second largest granite dome in the United States, Enchanted Rock. The Hill Country reaches into portions of the two major metropolitan areas, especially in San Antonio's northern suburbs and the western half of Travis County, ending southwest of Downtown Austin. The region is the eastern portion of the Edwards Plateau and is bound by the Balcones Fault on the east and the Llano Uplift to the west and north. The terrain is punctuated by a large number of limestone or granite rocks and boulders and a thin layer of topsoil, which makes the region very dry and prone to flash flooding. Texas Hill Country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Where is the "big bend" area?
    The Big Bend is a colloquial name of a geographic region in the western part of the state of Texas in the United States along the border with Mexico, roughly defined as the counties north of the prominent northward bend in the Rio Grande as it passes through the gap between the Chisos Mountains in Texas and the Sierra Madre Oriental in Mexico. It is sometimes loosely defined as the part of Texas south of U.S. Highway 90 and west of the Pecos River. Big Bend (Texas) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Check out the big curve of the river in west Texas
  2. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Thanks HK, where are some other colloquially named areas? How about some of the other states well known areas. Piedmont, NC is roughly the rolling hill country East of the mts and west of the sandy flatter land beginning near Fayetteville(Ft. Bragg). S.C. "low country" includes most of the coastal regions and back about 100 miles.
  3. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    I'll think about your question and get back with you.

    BUT the first map is an AG map so I may have to find a colloquialism map.

    As to NC, SC is the same, in general, geological lay out and one of the reason I like that area.

    So any who think the seas are truly rising then get on down to NC and SC to enjoy the low lands.

    I moved to an average 500 feet above sea level area many years ago, you can fill in the blanks.
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    My sister is in the SC low country, about 48 ASL. Floods happen, but so far, she's at the highest elevation in her development and nothing has come in the house. Yet. Hugo hammered her area.
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  5. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

  6. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Locals call it The Big Thicket on the east side.
  7. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I made my own based on the great commonwealth of PA:


    I think it's missing details on the wastelands of New York and their anti-gun folk.
  8. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    The Big Thicket is a different ecosystem than the central Pine Tree section of mostly Central Texas most of the way to the coast..

    The Big Thicket is a more wet swampy area with poor drainage while the Pine Tree section is in sandy soil.

    I included the geological map of Texas because it explains (when combined with the flora and fauna) why parts of Texas was considered such a poor place to Farm in the early days.

    Texas is one of the last places in the US to be raised above the shallow sea that once covered territory all the way to CA <note; I use CA as the international standard now used to indicate the country Canada, CAD is the new standard abbreviation for the older Canadian CND abbreviation>. This simply means that we do not have the soil produced by the wearing down of much older regions, such geological areas as the Appalachian Mountain regions have had eons of weathering to produce arable soil, half of which is several hundred feet deep west of that region.

    Then again that shallow sea bed, part of which we now call the Permian Basin, provided the Oil we now drill for as well as parts of East Texas.
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  9. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    We are at 600+' so do not worry much other than fall out patterns. Our mission team worked on some houses 25 miles from the Atlantic after a 'cane. They had two feet of water blow in. They could have canoed all the way to the coast.
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  10. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Dang broker ... I was hoping for a hot springs map not a hot zone map. ;)
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  11. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Its a sub-area inside one of the larger zones, The old people called it that, Its pretty thick in places.
    Only place I've seen a Black Panther. Down by Bon Weir

    big thicket.

    big thicket.
  12. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    One of the places the Indians survived in and still do.

    Due to forced relocation in the 1800's, most Alabama Indians live in Texas today, sharing the Alabama-Coushatta reservation with their traditional allies the Coushattas. Only 200 people there, mostly elders, still speak the Alabama language fluently, but some young Alabamas are working to keep their ancestral language alive. Like other Muskogean languages, Alabama is an agglutinative language with morphologically complex verbs and SOV word order.

    I have been lucky to visit there.
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  13. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    We have a tribe of Coushattas over in Kinder/Elton area.
    They certain means of support.

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