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Rich History | Big Possibilities

Welcome To Big Spring, TX.

Big Spring, The county seat of Howard County, is at the intersection of Interstate Highway 20, U.S. highway 87, State Highway 350, Farm Road 700, and the Union Pacific rail line in Howard County. The city is in a rocky gorge between two high foothills of the Caprock escarpment in West Texas. The northern limit of the Edwards Plateau and the southernmost hills of the Cap rock converge in Big Spring. It derives its name from the nearby "big spring" in Sulphur Draw, which was a watering place for coyotes, wolves, and herds of buffalo, antelope, and mustangs; the spring was a source of conflict between Comanche and Shawnee Indians and a campsite used by early expeditions across West Texas. Signal Mountain, ten miles southeast of Big Spring, was a landmark used by early cattlemen.

In 1849 Capt. Randolph B. Marcy's expedition reached Big Spring on the return trip from Santa Fe and marked it as a campsite on the Overland Trail to California. As a midpoint in West Texas, Big Spring delivers a mixture of yesterday, today, and tomorrow that welcomes the native and the newcomer alike.

It is the location that brings you here, the unique beauty that gives you pause and the kindness of the community that will make you stay.
 ‚ĶFriendly Folks, Great Fun & a beautiful beginning
 

The Mission of the Big Spring Texas Economic Development Corporation


To assist, stimulate, and enhance economic development in Big Spring, Texas, subject to applicable State and Federal laws and the Bylaws and the Articles of Incorporation.  To utilize its Sales Tax Revenues to increase the job opportunities available to the citizens of Big Spring by assisting the expansion of local businesses and attracting new business activities to Big Spring.