Established in 1850, Bell County was named after the third governor of Texas, Peter H. Bell. The county is located along the Balcones Escarpment in east-central Texas, with Belton serving as the county seat. Bell County is home to Fort Hood, the largest and most populated U.S. military installation in the world. This is also where heavy forces are trained and deployed. Manufacturing of computers, plastic goods, furniture, and clothing, as well as agribusiness, sustain the county’s economy. The main agricultural products include corn, sorghum, wheat, and cotton, as well as beef. Recreation in the county includes going to the Belton and Stillhouse Hollow lakes, the Central Area Museum, and celebrations such as the Benton Independence Day and rodeo, the Central Texas State Fair, the Salado Art fair and the Scottish clans gathering.