Burnell Switch

Burnell Switch was a switch and loading track on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad at the Karnes-Bee county line. It served the Burnell oilfield, which extended across Medio Creek into Bee County, and reported three businesses and a population of ten in 1940. After World War II the businesses all closed, and in the early 1990s only a few scattered farmhouses remained in the area.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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

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Burnell Switch is classified as a Town


Latitude: 28.67009200
Longitude: -97.82225100

Has Post Office


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