Burleson is on Interstate Highway 35W, U.S. Highway 81, State Highway 174, and Farm roads 731 and 3391, fourteen miles south of Fort Worth in northern Johnson and southern Tarrant counties. Shannon and Village creeks run through the community. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad runs through the community, and the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe runs just to the west. Burleson began when the MKT planned a railroad from Fort Worth to Hillsboro in 1881 and established a depot on the townsite. Grenville M. Dodge, representing the railroad, purchased the land, originally part of the J. W. Henderson survey, from Rev. Henry C. Renfro. As part of the agreement, Renfro was allowed to name the depot and called it Burleson, in honor of Dr. Rufus C. Burleson, his teacher and later president of Baylor University.
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Burleson by the Numbers
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|47,641||2020||United States Census Bureau|
|46,594||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|36,690||2010||United States Census Bureau|
|20,976||2000||United States Census Bureau|
|16,113||1990||United States Census Bureau|
|11,734||1980||United States Census Bureau|
|7,713||1970||United States Census Bureau|
|2,345||1960||United States Census Bureau|
|791||1950||United States Census Bureau|
|573||1940||United States Census Bureau|
|591||1930||United States Census Bureau|
|241||1920||United States Census Bureau|