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Safety Rest Areas: Hill County Northbound

(Newly constructed facility opened Fall 2013)
Hill County Southbound is the partner for Hill County Northbound
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 inside a round restroom
View of the working windmill
View of grain-bin like round structures that house the restrooms
View of building front from the playground area
spacer Aerial view of the new Hill County Safety Rest Area
Aerial view of the new Hill County Safety Rest Area


  • IH 35 - Northbound, approximately 5 miles south of Hillsboro, midway between Dallas/Ft. Worth and Waco
  • Latitude = 31.9118 Longitude = -97.0951
  • Milepost: 362A


  • 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



    • 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