Burnell

Burnell, on Farm Road 743 east of U.S. Highway 181 in extreme southern Karnes County, was a rural community that developed for cotton farming in the early 1900s. The settlement was named for Burnell Butler, a pioneer of Karnes County, and had a school, a cotton gin, and several businesses. The discovery of the Burnell oil and gas field resulted in the construction of a gas plant in the 1960s. In 1990 everything was gone except the name.

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Robert H. Thonhoff | © TSHA

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Belongs to

Burnell is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists

No

Place type

Burnell is classified as a Town

Location

Latitude: 28.68081950
Longitude: -97.83277840

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No