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Cleburne in Johnson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Johnson County

 
 
Johnson County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 25, 2022
1. Johnson County Marker
Inscription.  Named for Middleton T. Johnson (1810-1866), native of South Carolina, for 7 terms an Alabama Legislator, a leading Texan after 1840. Served in 9th Texas Legislature, in Texas Rangers, Mexican War, Civil War.

County created and organized 1854 from land earlier in counties of Ellis, Hill and Navarro. First county seat, Wardville, 1854-1856. Second was Buchanan,1856-1867.

Camp Henderson, at famous springs 3.5 mi. SE of Buchanan, a recruiting place in county during Civil War, in 1867 was made county seat and renamed in honor of a Confederate General Patrick Cleburne
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2830.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US CivilWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 32° 20.454′ N, 97° 23.256′ W. Marker is in Cleburne, Texas, in Johnson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hillsboro Street and West 2nd Street. The marker is located in the
Johnson County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 25, 2022
2. Johnson County Marker
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center section of Hulen Park near the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1010 Hillsboro Street, Cleburne TX 76033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. AT&SF Steam Locomotive #3417 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cleburne American Legion Post Memorial (about 600 feet away); Alton Meeks Stricklin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joiner - Long House (approx. Ό mile away); John L. and Annie Upshaw Cleveland House (approx. Ό mile away); Cleburne Lodge No. 315, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 0.4 miles away); City Wagon Yards (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnson County Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleburne.
 
Also see . . .
1. Johnson County. Texas State Historical Association - Handbook of Texas (Submitted on March 27, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Patrick Cleburne. Wikipedia (Submitted on March 27, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Johnson County Marker from the park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 25, 2022
3. The view of the Johnson County Marker from the park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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Mar. 22, 2023