Introduction to Cleburne, Texas
Cleburne, Texas, in Johnson county, is 26 miles S of Fort Worth, Texas. The city is in the Fort Worth- Arlington area. There are 26,005 residents in Cleburne.
Cleburne was named after Confederate General Patrick Cleburne. Prior to adopting its current name, the city was known as Camp Henderson. It was a temporary Civil War outpost. The city was officially incorporated in 1871. It was also the county seat of Johnson County until 1898. In the same year, the Santa Fe Railroad opened a major facility in the city. The economical development of the city largely depended upon agriculture until the late 1890s.
Cleburne and nearby Attractions
- Cleburne City Museum
- Layland Museum
- Cleburne State Park
- Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
- Fort Worth Zoo
- Six Flags Over Texas
Things To Do In Cleburne
Buddy Stewart Park, Winchester Park, Carver Park, Hulen Park, Kirtley Park and Bradshaw Park are all popular recreational spots in the area. You can also visit the Layland Museum, Cleburne Public Library and the Cleburne City Museum to explore the history of the city. The city is also home to the Cleburne State Park, which offers facilities for fishing, boating, camping and swimming. Leisure hours can also be spent at the Splash Station water park.
Air transportation is available from Fort Worth Airport.
Cleburne Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are offered by Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Christian University and Mountain View College.