Burleson County, Texas

Upper Texas Gulf Coast | Brazos River Bottom

Burleson County, Texas

Burleson County, features rolling hills that drain to the Brazos, Yegua Creek, and Somerville Lake. Land consists of loam and heavy bottom soils, oaks, and other trees. Local economy consists of oil and gas, tourism, commuters to Texas A&M University, and agribusiness

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.7M
Lowest Price $257K
Highest Price $7.5M
Total Listings 44
Avg. Days On Market 44
Avg. Price/SQFT $1.3K

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Where is Burleson County, Texas?

  • Burleson County, in east central Texas, lies approximately forty-five miles east of the state capital at Austin and is bordered by Milam County on the north, on the east by Robertson and Brazos counties, on the south by Washington County, and on the west by Lee County. Caldwell, the largest town and the county seat, is sixty miles east of Austin. The county's geographical center lies at approximately 30°30' north latitude and 96°36' west longitude. State Highway 36 is the major north-south thoroughfare, and State Highway 21 spans the county east to west. The county is also served by two major railways, the Union Pacific and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
  • As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,187. The county is named for Edward Burleson, a general and statesman of the Texas Revolution. Burleson County is part of the College Station-Bryan Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Robertson County (north)
  • Brazos County (northeast)
  • Washington County (southeast)
  • Lee County (southwest)
  • Milam County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Burleson County

  • Somerville Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on Yegua Creek in the Brazos River basin, 10 miles northwest of Brenham, Texas, United States. The town of Somerville in Burleson County is adjacent to the reservoir. The lake extends into portions of Burleson County, Washington County, and Lee County. Since 1967 Somerville Lake, an 11,160-acre reservoir on Yegua Creek near the town of Somerville, has provided recreation, tourism revenue, and much-needed flood protection for the residents of Burleson County.
  • Four units make up Lake Somerville State Park. Birch Creek Unit is on the north side of the lake, while Nails Creek Unit is on the southwest side. The 13-mile Lake Somerville Trailway connects the two units. Somerville Public Hunting Land is nearby, also on the lake. Birch Creek and Nails Creek offer access to the lake for fishing, boating, paddling, and swimming. On land at either unit, you can camp, picnic, hike, ride mountain bikes, geocache, and go birding. Explore miles of multiuse trails. Host your next group gathering at one of our pavilions or group halls.

Farming and Ranching in Burleson County 

  •  Between 21 and 30 percent of the land in the county is classified as prime farmland. Burleson County is also situated along the Luling Fault Zone, recently a focus of intensive oil exploration. Large, newly tapped reserves of petroleum and natural gas and considerable deposits of lignite coal—yet to be exploited commercially—are the most significant of the county's limited mineral resources.
  • In 2002 the county had 1,550 farms and ranches covering 388,982 acres, 51 percent of which were devoted to pasture and 34 percent to crops. In that year local farmers and ranchers earned $36,248,000, with livestock sales accounting for $25,824,000 of that total. Cattle, cotton, corn, hay, and broilers were the chief agricultural products.
 

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