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JOHNSON COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Johnson County History

    (from 1936 Texas Centennial Marker)
    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 miles southeast 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.
    Johnson County Courthouse
    Johnson County Courthouse
    Johnson County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2008

    Johnson County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Cleburne
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    Alvarado
    Barnesville ghost town
    Bono ghost town
    Buchanan ghost town, 2nd County Seat
    Cleburne Present County Seat
    Burleson
    Cresson
    Godley
    Grandview
    Joshua
    Keene
    Rio Vista
    Trueloves ghost town
    Venus
    Wardville ghost town, 1st County Seat
    Watts Chapel
    TX Johnson County 1907 Postal Map
    Johnson County 1907 Postal Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Johnson County 1920s Map
    Johnson County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Johnson County 1940s Map
    Johnson County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Johnson County Centennial Marker
    2nd and Hillsboro Street, Cleburne City Park, Cleburne
    Cleburne Tx - Johnson County Centennial Marker
    Cleburne Tx - Johnson County Centennial Marker
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2009
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