Lake Pat Cleburne

A fiery sunset on Lake Pat Cleburn

A fiery sunset on Lake Pat Cleburn

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Lake Pat Cleburne is in the Brazos River basin four miles south of Cleburne in southwestern Johnson County (at 32°18' N, 97°26' W). The lake, originally named the Cleburne Reservoir, is owned and operated by the city of Cleburne as a municipal water supply source. Construction of a dam to impound the waters of the Nolan River began August 9, 1963, and was completed during the summer of 1964. The lake has a conservation storage capacity of 25,600 acre-feet and covers a surface area of 1,545 acres. The elevation is 733½ feet above mean sea level. The drainage area above the dam is 100 square miles. Like the nearby city, the lake is named in memory of Confederate general Pat Cleburne.

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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.

Belongs to

Lake Pat Cleburne is part of or belongs to the following places:

Lake Measurements

  • Surface Area (in acres): 1,568
  • Storage Capacity (in acre-feet): 26,008

Lake Maintained or Owned by

City of Cleburne

Date of Origin

1964 (60 years ago)

Currently Exists


Place type

Lake Pat Cleburne is classified as a Lake


  • Flood Control
  • Municipal water supply
  • Irrigation
  • Industry