Places of Interest
Ogletree Gap Preserve
Just off U.S. Highway 190 on the west side of Copperas Cove, and now a city park
with a full-service pavillion, Ogletree Gap was once the Marston Ogletree Ranch,
and eventually became the original townsite. The stone structure in the park
served not only as the home of Marston Ogletree and his family, but it was once
a stagecoach stop and the city's first post office.
Located just south of U.S. 190 near the terminus of the South Park jogging trail.
Serves as the resting place of several of the town's founders including Jesse
Clements, who donated land for the first school in Copperas Cove..
Mayborn Planetarium & Space Theater
the Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater, on the campus of Central Texas College
in Killeen Texas, and immerse yourself in a state-of-the-art experience like no
Embark on an imaginary journey through time and space. The Minolta star projector
and automated suite of laser and special effect projectors accurately simulate astronomical
phenomena from throughout the known universe on the 60-foot Planetarium dome. Sky
shows are followed by a live star talk, a guided tour of the current evening sky.
Experience a unique and artistic mix of light, color and sound. Laser Light Shows
combine eye-popping 3D graphics, pure laser-generated colors, and 15 thousand watts
of digitally reproduced sound to bring your favorite music to life. Treat yourself
to the most impressive motion picture available. Presented on a dome-shaped screen,
more than twice as large as traditional movie screens. Large Format Films transport
visitors from the depths of the world's oceans to the depths of space.
Visit the website: http://www.starsatnight.org
Located off of FM 3046 in SW Copperas Cove. Houses a swimming pool, volleyball
courts, soccer fields and a jogging trail.
Old Downtown Copperas Cove
An area of several city blocks with Avenue E and Main Street as its center.
The historic downtown area of Copperas Cove since the late 1880s. It became
the center of business activity in Copperas Cove with the coming of the railroad.
Many of the original buildings still exist.
The Allin House
The Allin House, located at 401 N. Main, was built
in 1913 by the first mayor of Copperas Cove, Jouett Allin. This historical landmark
provides a great meeting place for weddings, receptions, and showers. It is limited
to groups of 25 or less and adult activities.
Jouett and Emma Allin built their first home in 1913 after Jouett was elected mayor.
They inherited the land from Emma’s mother. The house was among the most prominent
homes in Copperas Cove, and still displays four corner fireplaces, as well as a
native-stone foundation. In 1953, the house was sold to family and was later purchased
by the City in 1986. The Allin House was restored and designated as a Texas Historical
Landmark in 1998.
Jouett and Emma Allin had married and settled in Copperas Cove in 1890. In addition
to Jouett’s mayoral service, he was a banker, landowner, and involved in several
fraternal organizations including local Masonic lodges. Emma Barker Allin was an
attorney and school teacher, and was a well known church, civic, and social leader.
The Allins are currently interred in the Copperas Cove Municipal Cemetery.
Located on FM 1113 about 2 miles northwest of Old Downtown Copperas Cove, City Park
was developed over several years on donated land. A large public swimming
pool, several baseball and softball fields, two fishing ponds, an outdoor amphitheater,
several shaded picnic areas, two basketball courts, several soccer fields and the
Copperas Cove Civic Center are located there.
Santa Fe Parking Lot
Donated to the city by the Santa Fe Railroad, this public parking area was once
adjacent to the site of the original Copperas Cove depot. A monument to the
city's pioneer past stands there.
1st Cavalry Association
Located on N. Main Street, this organization coordinates activities and communcations
for veterans of the 1st Cavalry Division.
City Hall/Library/Fire Department Complex
Located near the intersection of S. Main Street and Robertson Ave., these buildings
serve as the nerve center of Copperas Cove.