Ding Dong, Texas

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Ding Dong, Texas
Unincorporated community
Entrance to Ding Dong Dell in the community of Ding Dong
Entrance to Ding Dong Dell in the community of Ding Dong
Coordinates: 30°58′48″N 97°46′16″W / 30.980072°N 97.771094°W / 30.980072; -97.771094Coordinates: 30°58′48″N 97°46′16″W / 30.980072°N 97.771094°W / 30.980072; -97.771094
Country United States
State Texas
County Bell County, Texas
Founded 1930s
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 1356032[1]

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.[2]

Ding Dong was named after two early settlers in the town, Zulis Bell and Bert Bell, opened a store and hired an the artist Cohn Cohen Hoover to make a sign for it. 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.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ding Dong, Texas
  2. ^ "Ding Dong, TX". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Smith, Allen (2011). Watching Grandma Circle the Drain. AuthorHouse. p. 96. 
  4. ^ Coppedge, Clay. "Name of This Town Rings A Bell: Ding Dong, Texas". Texas Escapes. Retrieved 20 April 2014.