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About Buda, TX
The city now known as Buda was once known as Du Pre until it was discovered that there was another town named Du Pre and the name had to be changed. Buda was just a simple piece of land owned by a widow, Mrs. Cornelia A. Trimble. It was not until 1880 when the International and Great Northern Railroad worked on expanding the railroad track connecting Austin to San Antonio which allowed Mrs. Cornelia a chance to plan how she can use her land turn it into a city.
A year later, in 1881, Mrs. Cornelia successfully established a town named Du Pre whose plots were sold out the next day only. This was because there were many business opportunities and a lot of potential was seen by businesspersons after a rail stop was established in the town. It took almost 6 years for the name to be changed from Du Pre to Buda.
The name “Buda” was derived from the Spanish word “viuda” which means widow. So it can be said it was named “Buda” to honor not only Mrs. Cornelia but also those widows who worked at the Carrington Hotel in the county at that time.
In the early years of its establishment, there were only a couple of businesses in Buda. However, with time, more businesses started establishing such as newspapers, banks, mills, factories, movie theatres, etc. Buda became more economically stable when a local business organized a Chamber of Commerce in the community.
The population in Buda was around 600 when it was first established but as the Great Depression approached, the population nearly halved. However, a growth in population was realized when there was development in Austin, which massively affected Buda in many ways. During the 1980s, a cement factory was established in Buda allowing more employment opportunities and chances of growth and development.
Today, Buda’s population is over 8,600 and it has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. It not only serves as a residential but also as a highly developed commercial area.
Buda has many amazing tourist attractions to offer such as the Cabela’s where you can not only buy many sorts of merchandise but also see many historic weapons from the Civil War in its museum. It also displays live animals in their natural habitat, which is calming to watch. Moreover, you can also avail of many adventurous and adrenaline-filled activities such as indoor archery. It also offers you an amazingly wide range of delicious foods including their most famous chocolate fudge.
As there are many places you can visit to enjoy the scenic beauty and adore nature, Buda attracts tourists from many parts of the world. Buda was named Outdoor Capital of Texas" by the State of Texas Legislature as it had many types of parkland allowing more people to come here for their vacations or other recreational activities such as hiking, off-road driving, camping and much more.