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Retta is a small rural community located on Farm Road 2738 on both sides of the Johnson-Tarrant county boundary, twelve miles northeast of Cleburne and just east of the southernmost city limits of Fort Worth. Retta was a station on the International and Great Northern line in the 1940s and may have developed after the railroad completed track between Waco and Fort Worth in 1903, though a 1905 railroad map showing I&GN stations does not list the community. Most of this track between Waco and Fort Worth was abandoned in 1967–68. Between 1940 and the mid-1960s Retta consistently reported a population of twenty. Thereafter no further population statistics were available.

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Retta is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.55235970
Longitude: -97.23556870

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Retta by the Numbers

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780 2009 Local Officials