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WARDVILLE, TEXAS

First county seat of Johnson County

Texas Ghost Town
Johnson County, North Central Texas

No exact directions available
About 5 Miles W of Cleburne on the W Fork of Noland’s River
SW of Fort Worth

Wardville, Texas Area Hotels > Cleburne Hotels

History in a Pecan Shell

Named for Thomas William Ward, a Texas Revolution hero, Wardville was the first county seat of Johnson County in 1855. A post office opened that year but it closed within two years. Although it was chosen as county seat by the state legislature; it was found to be slightly off-center. State law dictated (for ease in voting) that county seats be as near the geographic center of a county as possible).

An election was held in 1856 and the winner was Buchanan, Texas – a fledgling community five miles west.

Wardville citizens relocated to Buchanan and after the post office closed, propects for Wardville’s future were dashed.
Wardville, Texas
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