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Texas has the second largest population and is the largest state by area in the 50 United States.  It is the largest state by area in the 48 contiguous United States.  Texas is located in the south central area of the United States and shares international borders with the states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Leon, Tamaulipas and Nuevo in Mexico.  It also borders Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma in the United States.  Texas has a growing population of over 25 million people.  

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Texas was originally claimed by Spain and was home to a French colony for a very short period of time.  After that Mexico was in control of the territory until Texas won it's independence in 1936 at which time it became an independent republic.  Texas joined the United States as its 28th state in 1845.

Texas boasts 15 major rivers with the largest being the Rio Grande.  The other major rivers include the Red River, the Pecos, Colorado and the Brazos.  Texas also has 3,700 named streams but has very few natural lakes.  Because of the lack of natural lakes, the citizens of Texas have built over 100 artificial reservoirs.

Because of the diversity in its geography Texas is a great choice if you are planning a wedding.  You can search for wedding venues in the Great Plains areas or look for a venue with beautiful scenery in hill country.  

There are 93 state parks in Texas.  With this many to choose from it shouldn't be hard for a couple to find a beautiful outdoor spot for their wedding day.  If a couple were to choose to host a wedding weekend, their guests could spend time geocaching at the chosen state park.  

There are many other amazing venues to take advantage of if you are planning a wedding in Texas.  There is Castle on the Lake in Jacksonville, Texas, Elmwood Gardens in Palestine and Hunt Villa in Hallsville, Texas.  

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These locations are just a few suggestions to get you started on your search for the perfect location for your wedding.  There are many other amazing destinations for a wedding in Texas

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