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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
spacer View of front entrance to the new Hill County Safety Rest Area
View of front entrance to the new Hill County Safety Rest Area


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