Place:Burleson, Texas, United States

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NameBurleson
Alt namesBurlesonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates30.517°N 96.617°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1846 - )
See alsoLee, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Burleson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,187. Its county seat is Caldwell. Burleson is named for Edward Burleson, a general and statesman of the Texas Revolution.

Burleson County is part of the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area.

The suburban city of Burleson south of Fort Worth is named for another Burleson, Rufus Columbus Burleson, who was a president of Baptist-affiliated Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

From 1975 to 1995, the Burleson county judge, who presides over the commissioner's court, were the son and father team of Mark Steglich Caperton (born 1946), a Caldwell attorney, and Woods Allen Caperton (1920-2009). Mark Caperton was the judge from 1975 to 1983 and was succeeded by his father, a former agent of the United States Soil Conservation Service. Woods Caperton also served seventeen years as a member of the Caldwell Independent School District and was a member too of the Burleson County Hospital District. During his time on each board, a new high school and hospital were begun. Woods Caperton was also chairman of the Brazos Valley Development Council and the Brazos Valley Mental Health Mental Retardation Center. He founded the Caldwell Cub Scouts and was instrumental in the development of the Caldwell Little League. Another son, Kent Caperton, served from 1981 to 1991 as the District 5 state senator. Kent Caperton, formerly of Bryan, is a lobbyist and lawyer in Austin.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1841 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 1,713
1860 5,683
1870 8,072
1880 9,243
1890 13,001
1900 18,367
1910 18,687
1920 16,855
1930 19,848
1940 18,334
1950 13,000
1960 11,177
1970 9,999
1980 12,313
1990 13,625

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