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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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Pine Forest Golf Club

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

Sycamore Creek Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days...

Tin Building Theatre

Located behind the historic Bosque Conservatory, the Tin Building Theatre is a unique space - a simple exterior with a state ...

Madison County Museum

The Madison County Museum has permanent displays of Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen's Assoc., Madison County Wars Heroes (fro...

Texas Woman's University Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...