Hill County Courthouse, Hillsboro, TX

Hillsboro & Hubbard Driving Tour

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  • Start your driving tour at the intersection of FM 933 and State Highway 22 in Whitney. At the light, head east on SH 22 for about 12 1/2 miles to Hillsboro.
  • Stop at the Hill County Courthouse on the courthouse square and walk around this historic structure. The fourth Hill County courthouse, built in 1890, features a 70-foot tall clock tower. The building is open to the public on weekdays.
  • Browse the antique malls surrounding the courthouse.
  • Cell Block Museum, Hillsboro, TX
  • Turn left onto Waco St / SH 81 to the Cell Block Museum at the corner of Waco St and Paschal St. See the cell block where Elvis Presley spent a night. Visit the Willie Nelson Memorabilia Room.

  • Turn left onto Paschal St, then take the 1st left onto Covington St. Drive past the historic Katy Railroad depot, on your right. Turn left onto Franklin St.
  • Hillsboro historic home
  • Drive past some of Hillsboro's historic homes on Franklin St. Turn left onto Ransome St, then take the 3rd left onto Corsicana St and drive past more homes at 104, 109, 130 and 205 Corsicana St. Turn left at the "T" intersection onto Pleasant St, and drive past another historic home at 211 N Pleasant St.

  • Turn left onto Franklin St. After 1/2 mile, bear left onto Country Club Rd, which becomes Old Brandon Rd.
  • Outlets at Hillsboro
  • If you have time to shop, cross under I-35 and stop at the Outlets at Hillsboro for some bargains. There are stores that specialize in clothing, shoes, home furnishings, sporting goods, jewelry, and more. Special events, such as antique, car, and craft shows are held throughout the year. Cross back under I-35.
  • Turn south onto the I-35 access road. After 1/2 mile, turn left onto SH 171. Stay on SH 171 until you reach Hubbard, about 21 1/2 miles. Along the way, enjoy your drive through the countryside, alongside farmland, cow pastures, and roads lined with wildflowers.
  • Historic Hubbard High School baseball exhibit

  • Once you enter Hubbard, turn right onto NW 7th St, then left onto Maple Ave, then left onto NW 6th St.

  • On NW 6th St, visit the Historic Hubbard High School museum, with exhibits on antique dolls, and Hubbard-born baseball Hall of Fame member Tris Speaker.
  • Hubbard McDaniel Family Home
  • Hubbard is known as the "Victorian Crossroads of Central Texas". Numerous historic homes and churches from the Victorian era can be seen in this town, originally founded as a shipping center.

  • Turn right onto Cactus Ave, then left onto NW 5th St, then right onto Bois D'Arc Ave. Turn right onto NW 3rd St, left onto Locust, and then left onto NW 2nd St.
  • Downtown Hubbard
  • Turn left onto Magnolia Ave (SH 171). Stop to shop in the antique shops on Magnolia Ave and the antique mall on NE 4th St.
  • Continue north on Magnolia Ave for 3/4 mile, then turn left onto FM 2114. Stay on FM 2114 for 19 1/2 miles until you reach the Czech town of West, Texas. Stop for a kolache in one of the many bakeries, or browse the antique shops there.
  • Continue on FM 2114 for 8 miles past I-35 until you reach FM 933. Turn right onto FM 933 and drive 12 1/2 miles back to Whitney.

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