Nolanville is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. The population was 4,259 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Nolanville is located in west-central Bell County at 31°4′44″N 97°36′30″W (31.079004, -97.608278). It is bordered by the city of Harker Heights on the south and west. Interstate 14/U.S. Highway 190, a four-lane freeway, passes through Nolanville, leading east 8 miles (13 km) to Interstate 35 in Belton and west 13 miles (21 km) to the entrance to Fort Hood at the western edge of Killeen.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Nolanville has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.0 km2), of which 0.019 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.51%, is covered by water.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Nolanville has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.
Nolanville is served by the Killeen Independent School District.
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Nolanville reached its peak as a town between 1890 and 1900, when it went into a holding pattern. A weekly newspaper, the Item, was started by 1896. The first telephone service in Nolanville was started, using barbed wire for lines. Two lines were used, a south and a north, with Nolan Creek serving as the dividing line. Nolanville School, one of the larger rural schools in the county in the early 20th century, had 90 pupils in 1903. The first automobile appeared between 1900 and 1910. The automobile caused Nolanville businesses to decline because it made the trip to Belton or Killeen so much easier.
The city became home rule in the 2011 election. The city motto is "A Great Place to Live." Demographics suggest a high number of youth live in the city. Nolanville is a common starting point for endurance bicycling and running. Special events include the Annual Fox Trot 5K and Train Whistle Jamboree.
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