Burleson

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.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Burleson is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Brushy Mound)

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.52324000
    Longitude
    -97.33978500

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Population Counts

Burleson
Pop. Year Source
46,594 2019 Texas Demographic Center
36,690 2010 Texas Demographic Center
20,976 2000 Texas Demographic Center
16,113 1990 Texas Demographic Center
11,734 1980 Texas Demographic Center
7,713 1970 Texas Demographic Center
2,345 1960 Texas Demographic Center
791 1950 Texas Demographic Center
573 1940 Texas Demographic Center
591 1930 Texas Demographic Center
241 1920 Texas Demographic Center