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The Cities and communities of Burleson County, Texas*


 

Birch

Caldwell (County Seat), Chriesman, Clay, Clifton, Cooks Point

Davidson, Deanville

Frenstat

Goodwill, Gus

Harmony, Hix, Hogg

Lyons

Merle, Morgan

Parker

Rita

Scofield, Snook , Somerville

Tunis

Wilcox

*This list of cities may not be complete. Some of these places may not exist anymore, are extremely small or are actually included within a larger city or town. They are include for historical significance.

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Information & Facts about Burleson County, Texas

Government

Burleson County website

Burleson County Courthouse
P.O. Box 766
Caldwell, TX 77836-0766
Phone: (979) 567-2329

County Seat: Caldwell

Burleson County Extension Office
100 West Buck Street, Ste 105
Burleson County Courthouse
Caldwell, TX 77836
Phone: 979-567-2308
Fax: 979-567-2370

Population:

1950 - 13,000
1970 - 9,999
1980 - 12,256
1990 - 13,625
2000 -
16,470
2003 - 16,941 (estimate)

Households:
2000 - 6,363

Density:
Persons per square mile: 24.7 (2000)

Location:

Burleson County is in east central Texas. It is northwest of the Houston area and about 45 miles east of Austin. Neighboring counties include Milam County to the northwest, Robertson County to the north, Brazos County to the east and northeast. To the south is Washington County and to the west is Lee County.

25 miles west of Bryan and College Station, 80 miles east of Austin, 80 miles south of Waco, 100 miles northwest of Houston, 140 miles northeast of San Antonio and 160 miles south of Dallas and Fort Worth

Other Facts & Figures:

Median income:
1999 -
$33,026
2002 - $33,273

Per Capita income:
1999 -
$16,616
2002 - $21,957

Climate:

Average summer high: 95 F.
Average winter low: 39 F.
Average Annual Rainfall: 37 inches
Average Annual Humidity: 84% (6 am) and 54% (6 pm)
Average growing season: 268 days per year

History:

Founded and created in 1846, the county was named for Edward Burleson, a hero of the Texas Revolution. The county area was carved out of Milam and Washington Counties.

Here is a good history page for the county with information about the county's historical markers. Here is a good county history from Texas Online

Geography:

Land area: 666 square miles
Water area: 12 square miles
Total area: 68 square miles

Latitude: 30.30
Longitude: 96.36

Genealogy:

US GenWeb project page for Burleson County

Cemeteries in Burleson County

Libraries:

Harrie P Woodson Memorial Library
704 W Highway 21
Caldwell, TX 77836
Phone: 979-567-4111

Schools:

Caldwell Independent School District
203 N Gray St
Caldwell,TX 77836
Phone: (979) 567-9000

Economy:

Agriculture and tourism make up the bulk of the county economy. 27% of employment is in agriculture or a related field.
Emphasis is placed on
cotton, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, watermelons and cattle grazing.

Organizations & Groups

Caldwell/Burleson County Chamber of Commerce
212-A West Buck Street,
P.O. Drawer 87
Caldwell, Texas 77836
Phone: (979) 567-3218
Fax: (979) 567-0818

Friends of the Library
Woodson Memorial Library
704 W. Highway 21
Caldwell, Texas

Burleson County Historical Commission
P.O. Box 127
Caldwell, TX 77836
(979) 567-7196

Attractions & Other Information

The Annual Kolache Festival
Second Saturday in September each year
The Kolache Festival is a celebration of the revitalization of Czech heritage

Burleson County Czech Heritage Museum
Corner of Fawn and Shaw Streets
Caldwell, Texas 77836
Phone: (979) 567-1555

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