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Somerville, Texas

As a railroad division point for two branches of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad, Somerville is named for the railroad's first president. Settlers arrived soon after the town was surveyed in 1883. Population and development increased after establishment of railroad tie plant in 1890s. Somerville is the trade center for the surrounding agricultural areas, and is the gateway to the huge Somerville Reservoir. There are four U.S. Army Corps of Engineer parks, one city park, and two state parks around the huge lake. Big Creek and Yegua Creek parks have a half-mile-long nature trail.

Somerville lies on Texas 36, a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Somerville, TX

Burleson County Historical Museum

The Burleson County Historical Museum houses items and relics of area pioneers, plus exhibits about Fort Tenoxtitln, a fort e...

Pine Ridge Golf Course

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

Ennis 85 Speedway

This 1/4 mile, clay, semi-banked oval, is located in Ennis, Texas and races IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Southern Sportmods, Street S...

Nacona Lake Fishing

In early spring and winter, big bass can be caught deep on rocky ledges off the face of the dam. Spring fish are normally sha...