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BARNESVILLE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Johnson County, North Central Texas
No Directions Available
12 Miles E of Cleburne

Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

Firs First settled in the 1850s, initial settlers included the Barnes and Dee Families. Growth was slow but steady through the 1880s as the community added a cotton gin and post office (sometime prior to 1873). The community finally platted a town site in the mid 1870s . Barnesville was along the Waxahachie-Cleburne
stageline.

The population was 150 in the mid-1880s and Barnesvilleís future seemed assured. But it was bypassed in the early 1880s by not one, but two railroads (the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe and the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas). The town continued on for some years but the writing was on the walls and Barnesville disappeared from maps shortly after the turn of the 20th Century.

There is a Barnesville cemetery about 6 miles SE of Alvarado, but it isnít known if this is the cemetery of the Barnesville Community.
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