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BERCLAIR, TEXAS

Goliad County, South Texas

28 31' 51" N, 97 35' 28" W (28.530833, -97.591111)
Highway 59
14 miles NE of Beeville
15 miles SW of Goliad
40 miles SW of Victoria
Population: 153 est (2016) 253 (2000) 70 (1990)

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Berclair Baptist Mission, Berclair, Texas
Berclair Baptist Mission
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
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History in a Pecan shell

The name, according to local legend comes from the combination of Bert and Clair Lucas - local ranchers.

Berclair was in a ranching area when the railroad came through in 1889. A post office was established the same year and a hotel that was built for railroad workers later handled travelers from the daily train between Victoria and Beeville.

In 1892 they had a weekly newspaper and about 20 businesses.

The population reached a high of 350, but in the 70s had dwindled to only 61. Today its estimated at 153.

Berclair, Texas Landmarks

Berclair Mansion, Berclair, Tx
Berclair Mansion
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
Berclair mansion
Vacant when we visited in April, 2001.
The "Berclair Mansion" is now "a fabulous museum." -
Rosemary Baker, Goliad County resident, April 29, 2002
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Berclair Tx Post Office
US Post Office in Berclair, TX 78107
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
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Berclair school, Berclair Texas
Berclair Schoolhouse
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old Berclair school
Berclair School in 2001.
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Berclair Cemetery, BerclairTx
Berclair Cemetery
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US flag sign, Berclair Texas
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Berclair Tx Garage
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Berclair Mansion water tower
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Berclair Tx Old Building
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Berclair Tx Abandoned House
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Medio Creek Berclair Texas
Medio Creek Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
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Berclair, Texas Nearby Towns:
Goliad | Beeville | Victoria
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