Place:Johnson, Texas, United States

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Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 150,934. Its county seat is Cleburne. Johnson County is named for Middleton Johnson, a Texas Ranger, soldier, and politician.

Johnson County is included in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

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History

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The first settler of Johnson county was Henry Briden who lived in a log cabin on the Nolan River. His log cabin is still in existence today, and can be seen along State Highway 174 in Rio Vista, Texas. Johnson County's first county seat was Wardville, located at the present site of Lake Pat Cleburne. In 1856 Buchanan became the county seat. In 1867 Johnson County was split, and the western half became Hood County. Camp Henderson became the new county seat and the settlement was renamed Cleburne in honor of Confederate General Patrick Cleburne.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1852 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 4,305
1870 4,923
1880 17,911
1890 22,313
1900 33,819
1910 34,460
1920 37,286
1930 33,317
1940 30,384
1950 31,390
1960 34,720
1970 45,769
1980 67,649
1990 97,165

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