This town features historic architecture and was a stagecoach stop on the Chisholm Trail. Belton also is home to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, established when Texas was still an independent republic. Belton lies on the I-35 corridor and U.S. 190, a segment of the Ports-to-Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports. Events include the Fourth of July Celebration and PRCA Rodeo.