Ding Dong is an unincorporated community in Central Texas. It is situated on the Lampasas River, eight miles south of Killeen in southwestern Bell County. Ding Dong was named because of two early settlers in the town, Zulis Bell and Bert Bell, who opened a store and hired an artist, Cohn Cohen Hoover, to make a sign for it. The Bells instructed the sign painter to make a sign. Hoover painted a sign with two bells on it. Inside the bells, Hoover painted the initials of the Bell brothers. Underneath one bell he painted the word "Ding" and the word "Dong" under the other bell. Over the years, because of this sign, this community became known as Ding Dong.