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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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Sherrill Park Municipal Golf Course -One

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

L. B. Houston Municipal Golf Course

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

Grapevine Municipal Golf Course -Bluebonnet

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Confederate Veterans Memorial

The Confederate Veterans Memorial stands in memory of the 670 men from Milam County who served in the Confederate Army during...

Grapevine Lake ORV Areas

Marshall Creek Park is an 877-acre recreational area operated by the Town of Trophy Club. Located on the southwestern shores ...