Historic cemeteries in
Burleson, Texas

Allbright Cemetery Armstrong Cemetery Balcar Family Cemetery Bare Branch Cemetery Beaird Cemetery Belltown Cemetery Bettis Cemetery Birch Cemetery Bird Cemetery Black Jack Cemetery Botkin Family Cemetery Brazos Bottom Baptist Church Cemetery Brewers Hill Cemetery Caldwell Masonic Cemetery Carr Cemetery Carven Cemetery Centerline Cemetery Chriesman Cemetery Chriesman Chapel Cemetery Christian Cemetery Clay Cemetery Cooks Point Brethern Cemetery Cooks Point Methodist Cemetery Deanville Lutheran Cemetery Draper Cemetery Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery Elizabeth Lutheran Cemetery Faulkner Grave Cemetery Frenstat Cemetery Giesenschlag Cemetery Goodwill Cemetery Graves Farm Cemetery Graveyard Crossing At Somerville Cemetery Heavenly Hill Cemetery High Prairie Cemetery Hix Cemetery Jezek Cemetery John Mitchell Family Cemetery Jones Cemetery Kramer Cemetery Krohne Cemetery Kruger Cemetery Kubena-Odstrcil Family Cemetery Lawrence Cemetery Lawrence Cemetery Liberty Cemetery Lyons Community Cemetery Lyons Lutheran Cemetery Lyons School Lot Cemetery Lyons United Church Of Christ Cemetery Marek Catholic Cemetery Mary Moore Cemetery Memorial Cemetery Merle Cemetery Mexican Cemetery At Sommerville Mitchell Cemetery Mosley Ferry Cemetery Mound Prairie Cemetery Mount Zion Cemetery Mt Zion Cemetery New Tabor Brethern Cemetery New Tabor Cemetery Oak Grove Cemetery Oaklawn Cemetery Old Bethlehem Cemetery Old Birch Cemetery Old City Cemetery Old Jerusalem Cemetery Pape Grave Cemetery Pennington Cemetery Pillow Cemetery Porters Chapel Cemetery Prairie Dale Cemetery Providence Cemetery Richards Family Cemetery Rowland Cemetery Saint James Cemetery Saint Mary’s Cemetery Saint Paul's AME Cemetery Salem Baptist Cemetery Sanchez And Morris Graves Cemetery Sands Cemetery Sandy Grove Cemetery Sandy Prairie Cemetery Schoppe Cemetery Schultz Grave Cemetery Shady Grove Cemetery Shepard Family Cemetery Shiloh Cemetery Skrivanek Grave Cemetery Slovak Cemetery Smith Family Cemetery Snook Cemetery Somerville Cemetery SPJST Cemetery St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery Sweet Home Cemetery Tarwater Ranch Cemetery Teals Prairie Cemetery Tenoxtitlan Cemetery Thomas Cemetery Thomos Cemetery Thomson Cemetery Unknown Grave Cemetery Unnamed #2 Cemetery Unnamed #3 Cemetery Unnamed #4 Cemetery Unnamed #5 Cemetery Unnamed #6 Cemetery Unnamed #7 Cemetery Unnamed #8 Cemetery Unnamed Mexican Grave Cemetery Webb Cemetery Wilcox Cemetery Woodfork Cemetery Zion Hill Cemetery
The Alamo, a mission in San Antonio, is perhaps the most famous historical site in Texas. It was the site of a key battle during the Texas Revolution in 1836.
Burleson County, Texas has a rich history that dates back to the early 1800s when it was established as part of Stephen F. Austin's colony. The area was initially settled by farmers and ranchers, attracted by the fertile land along the rivers, including the Brazos River. Burleson County was officially formed in 1846 and named after Edward Burleson, a hero of the Texas Revolution.

During the Civil War, Burleson County saw its fair share of turmoil. Many of its residents enlisted in the Confederate Army, while others supported the Union. The county was occupied by Union troops for a short period, which caused further division among its residents.

In the late 19th century, the county experienced an economic boom with the expansion of the railroad. The arrival of the Houston and Texas Central Railway in the 1870s brought new opportunities for trade and commerce. Several communities, such as Caldwell and Snook, were established along the railroad routes and became important shipping centers for agricultural products.

Agriculture remained the backbone of the county's economy throughout the 20th century. Cotton, corn, and livestock farming were the mainstay of Burleson County's agricultural industry. The county also experienced growth in oil and gas production during the mid-20th century. In recent years, the county has diversified its economy with the growth of manufacturing and services sectors.

Today, Burleson County is a thriving community with a blend of rural charm and economic development. Its rich history is celebrated through various events and festivals, such as the Burleson County Czech Heritage Festival and the Caldwell Kolache Festival. The county's natural beauty, historic landmarks, and vibrant community make it a desirable place to live, work, and visit.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Burleson County, Texas.

  • 1841 - Burleson County is established as a part of the Republic of Texas
  • 1851 - The county seat is established in Caldwell
  • 1861-1865 - Burleson County residents actively participate in the American Civil War
  • 1870s - The county experiences growth with the arrival of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad
  • 1881 - A fire destroys many buildings in Caldwell
  • 1903 - The Texas A&M Southwest Experiment Station is established in Burleson County
  • 1930s - The Great Depression brings economic hardship to the county
  • 1940 - Oil and gas discoveries bring some economic relief to Burleson County
  • 1976 - The Burleson County Historical Society is formed
  • 1990 - The population of Burleson County reaches its peak at over 21,000 residents
  • 2000s - The county continues to focus on agricultural and oil industries while experiencing some population growth