Commercial Fencing Company in Big Spring, TX
Big Spring, TX was named after a large spring in the area that became a small gorge at the base of Scenic Mountain and a neighboring hill in the southwestern part of the city limits. Big Spring, TX is often mistaken for Big Springs, TX, a small community in Rusk County. Originally a popular watering hole for animals and Native Americans, Big Spring quickly became a ranching industry causing the population to explode. A 2010 census revealed that there were roughly 27,291 residents in Big Spring making it the largest community in Howard County.
What makes Big Spring Stand Out?
Big Spring is the home of several major hang-gliding championship tournaments, including the US Hang Gliding Nationals. The Big Spring Heritage Museum contains pioneer and Indian artifacts, art exhibits and the largest known collection of Texas Longhorn steer horns. Admission is free of charge, stop by today!
Additional points of interest include:
– a historic 15 story hotel completed in 1930 and reopened in late 2012 after 30 years of abandonment.
– a community college with its main campus located in Big Spring, TX. Branch campuses are in San Angelo and Lamesa.
Panther Creek Wind Farm
– consists of 305 wind turbines and has an installed capacity of 457.5 megawatts, making it one of the ten largest wind farms in the United States. This farm generates enough wind power to supply 135,000 Texan homes.
– a mountain suited for sending and receiving visual signals