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Burton, Texas

Burton is a small, historic community located 12 miles west of Brenham on U.S. 290. The original community was situated two miles northwest of its present site of Yegua Creek, and was first known as Kerr Settlement, then later called Union Hill. When the railroad bypassed Union Hill, the settlement shifted around 1870 to property on the railroad line owned by John and Elizabeth Burton. This site became the terminal for the Houston and Texas Central Railroad. Cotton farming reigned in the area and Burton prospered throughout the late 1800s.

The Annual Cotton Gin Festival usually takes place the third weekend in April.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Burton Cotton Gin & Museum

Built in 1914, the Burton Farmers Gin, listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Burton, TX Museums

Burton Depot Museum

The Old Depot Museum contains railroad memorabilia of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad. A metal caboose and wooden caboose sit beside the old depot. A newspaper article stated the passenger train would leave Houston at 2:30 p.m. and arrive in Burton at 5:30

Burton, TX Railroad History


Things to do near Burton, TX

Firewheel Golf Park -Old

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Navarro Mills Lake Hunting

Beginning on September 1, 2005, Navarro Mills Lake hunting regulations will change. All hunters must apply to the lake office...

Lock's Drug

At Lock's Drug you will find furnishings and equipment of a 19th-century doctor's office and drug store, along with an old-fa...

Eagle Rock Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days...

Bastrop Opera House

Bastrop Opera House, circa 1889, features a wide variety of year-round dinner theater productions in an informal Victorian se...