Protected by five surrounding hills and an abundant spring (from which the water was said to have a copper taste), the original town site became a stopping point as drivers brought their herds to the Chisholm Trail. The coming of the railroad pushed the town about two miles east, and the "new" Copperas Cove—its growth accelerated by the arrival of Camp Hood in 1942 (now named Fort Hood)—became the largest city in Coryell County. The city also is home to Central Texas College.
Events include Rabbit Fest on the third weekend of May and the Ogletree Gap Heritage Festival the third weekend in October.
The scenic area around the city is a mecca for bicyclists and runners. The Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce hosts several Bike Central Texas and Run Central Texas race and tour events during the year. Cycling route maps are available at the chamber.
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