Belton, TX Rain Gutters
Why Eco Rain Gutters?
Well I think you’ll agree with me when I say :
Your home deserves a rain gutter system built with the highest quality materials installed by expert metal craftsman with over 20 years experience. Eco Rain Gutters cares deeply about the Belton customers we serve and the homes our rain gutter installations protect. We offer seamless rain gutter installations, service, and cleaning, so stop worrying about your gutters and call Eco Rain Gutters today!
Dalyn Walters, Owner
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
― William H. Murray
Quick Fact About Belton, TX
Belton and Bell County have been the site of human habitation since at least 6000 BC. Evidence of early inhabitants, including campsites, kitchen middens and burial mounds from the late prehistoric era have been discovered in the Stillhouse Hollow Lake and Belton Lake areas. The earliest inhabitants were the Tonkawa, who traditionally followed buffalo by foot. Belton was also home to the Lipan Apache, Wacos, Nadaco, Kiowas and Comanche. By the 1840’s most tribes had been pushed out by settlements, but skirmishes with the Commanches existed until the early 1870’s.
Belton was first settled 1850 and named Nolanville, taking the name of nearby Nolan Springs which were named for Texan explorer Philip Nolan. In 1851 it changed its name to Belton after being named the county seat of newly created Bell County named after Texas’ governor, Peter Hansborough Bell. In 1860 the population was 300, the largest in the county. During the run up to the civil war, Belton had a large pro-Union minority.
In 1868, Martha McWhirter, a prominent figure in Belton’s non-sectarian Union Sunday School, created the only Texas women’s commune of the 1800s. The commune started several business ventures including a successful hotel. In 1899 the group sold their holdings and relocated to Maryland. The town experienced rapid growth in the 1880’s with the building of the courthouse, Baylor Female College buildings, and a “railroad war” in which, by 1881, Belton was bypassed by the railroad which built Temple as the local junction and depot town. In 1904 the town reported a population of 3,700. The town began to thrive and reached a population of 6,500 in 1928. However the town was decimated by the Great Depression and was down to a population of 3,779 only three years later in 1931.
The town began to recover in the run up to World War II as Fort Hood was opened nearby in 1942. Encompassing over 200,000 acres and almost 90,000 troops, this brought a large population and a lot of economic activity to the area. By 1950 the city’s population was back up to 6,246 and by 1990 had reached 12,476.