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Keene, Texas

Keene was originally settled in 1852, when the railroad reached the area northeast of Cleburne in central Johnson County. Jeremiah Easterwood was among the early settlers and he built a Methodist church, which also served as a school. The community became known as Elm Grove. In 1894, the General Conference of Seventh Day Adventists opened a school to train ministers. The assembly hall was built on the campus of Southwestern Union College that year and a post office opened called Keene. The training school is now a Level III university, Southwestern Adventist University, offering degrees in business, communication, education, nursing, and other academic areas.

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Columbian Country Club Of Dallas

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

Hidden Oaks Country Club

A public 18 hole course with a par 72 for the 6,880 yards of play....

Magnolia House

Known as the Magnolia House and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this fully restored Victorian hous...

Firewheel Golf Park -Lakes

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