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BERCLAIR, TEXAS

Goliad County, South Texas
Highway 59
14 miles NE of Beeville
15 miles SW of Goliad
40 miles SW of Victoria

Population: 70

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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 it remains at around 70 people.

A Drive Through Berclair

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Berclair Mansion, Berclair, Tx
Berclair Mansion
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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
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Berclair school, Berclair Texas
Berclair Schoolhouse
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old Berclair school
Berclair School in 2001. TE photo
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
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