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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Things to do near Keene, TX

Wiley & Son Exotic Game & Gun Ranch

Longhorn cattle, exotic animals and thousands of old and new guns on display at the Wiley & Son Exotic Game & Gun Ranch....

Pecan Hollow Golf Course

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

Lake Athens Fishing Forecast-Tips

At the upper end of Lake Athens their is typically abundant vegetation above the 2495 bridge. At mid-lake their is some timb...

Sleepy Hollow Golf & Country Club -River

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...