Texas Safety Rest Areas feature a number of benefits designed to better serve travelers in Texas.

Each of the state's 80 Safety Rest Areas feature restrooms that are open 24 hours daily. Most rest areas have attendants on duty 24 hours a day. The remaining facilities have attendants on duty from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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Safety Rest Areas: Hill County Southbound

(Newly constructed facility opened Fall 2013)
Hill County Northbound is the partner for Hill County Southbound
2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms Drinking Water Family/Assisted Restroom Handicap Access Interpretive Displays Picnic Tables Storm Shelter

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View of the playground
View inside a restroom
View of entrances to the grain-bin like restrooms
Back view shows a working windmill, and a grain-bin like structure that houses a restroom
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View of front entrance to the new Hill County Safety Rest Area
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Location

  • IH 35 - Southbound, approximately 5 miles south of Hillsboro, midway between Dallas/Ft. Worth and Waco
  • Latitude = 31.9302 Longitude = -97.1039
  • Milepost: 362A

Features

  • 2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Air-conditioned lobby and restrooms
  • Playground
  • Drinking Water
  • Separate Truck and Passenger Parking
  • Family/Assisted Restroom
  • Storm Shelter
  • Handicap Access
  • Vending Machines
  • Interpretive Displays

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    Miscellaneous

    • Newly constructed facility opened in Fall 2013
    • Hill County was named for Dr. George Washington Hill, who was appointed by Sam Houston as secretary of war under the Republic of Texas in 1843
    • Rich farmland, adequate rainfall and favorable temperature contribute to a culture of farming and cultivating in the area
    • The agricultural look of the safety rest area facility; with barn-like structures, grain silos, and windmills; is a tribute to the local farming history

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