About Cleburne

Cleburne, Texas 

     The city was renamed from Camp Henderson to Cleburne in 1867 in honor of Patrick R. Cleburne, a major general in the Confederate Army.  It was incorporated in 1871.  The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad extended the iron rails to Cleburne in 1881, providing a major industry with shops where engines and cars for the line were produced.  Agriculture in Cleburne and the surrounding communities still plays a large part in the local economy.


      Cleburne is a growing city with a rich cultural past that enjoys a distinct presence in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, the most dynamic economy in Texas.  The city has its own industrial base, city-owned utilities, and every ingredient is available to support business.  The local job market is good, taxes and utilities are low. 

Great Logistical Location With Access to Major Entertainment Venues

     Cleburne is the county seat of Johnson County located 29 miles south of Fort Worth and 55 miles southwest of Dallas.  Within an hour drive is Cowboy Stadium (Arlington), American Airline Center, Fair Park and The Cotton Bowl (Dallas), Texas Rangers Ballpark and Six Flags Over Texas (Arlington), The Stockyards and Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth), The Promise (Glen Rose), Lake Whitney, several state parks, and a large variety of shopping malls and annual educational and cultural events.