The West Pole, Texas

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The West Pole is located on the 98th meridian in Bee Cave, Texas. Unlike the North and South Poles, it has no geographic significance; it is more of a gag for publicity, tourism, or local fun, declared by the Texas Legislature to be located “in Bee Cave, add to the greatness of Texas”.[1][2][3] It is the location of the annual Armadillo Day celebration (a local or Texas version of Groundhog Day) every Feb. 2nd.[4] It is located at 30°18.25′N 97°56.28′W / 30.30417°N 97.93800°W / 30.30417; -97.93800


  1. ^ "H.R. No. 2933". Texas Legislature Online. 28 May 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2014..
  2. ^ "Bill: HR 2933, Legislative Session: 80(R); Council Document: 80R 23705 MMS-F". Texas Legislature Online: History. Retrieved 17 June 2014. Resolutions--Congratulatory & Honorary
  3. ^ "Where is the West Pole?". West Pole Partners: Wildlife and Ag Land Specialists. West Pole Partners. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Groundhog predicts long winter, but Texas armadillo says spring's around corner". DallasNews. Dallas Morning News. Published: 03 February 2010 02:34 AM. Updated: 26 November 2010 03:11 PM. Retrieved 17 June 2014. Check date values in: |date= (help)