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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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Things to do near Keene, TX

Fairfield Lake Trails

A six-mile trail has connected an older 9-mile trail to provide a continuous 15 miles of trailways that provide multi-use (hi...

Gainesville Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Tierra Verde Golf Club

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

The Columbus Opry

The Columbus Opry provides a Country and Western music show every Saturday night. Traditional and contemporary country/wester...

Preston Trail Golf Club

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