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Historical Commission

Melynda Giesenschlag
 Chair, Burleson County Historical Commission

8831 FM 2039
Somerville, TX  77879

Phone: 979-272-8407

Email: Mdprarie@aol.com

For more information, you may also contact:
Tammy Kubecka
Steward, Texas Archeological Stewardship Network
(Archeology, Ft. Tenoxtitlan, Section 106, county history, etc.)
TKTexas@aol.com         979-567-7196
Linda Houck
(Cemeteries, Genealogy, etc)

We're all here to help!


Burleson County Historical Commission
Invites you to the


Celebrating the start of the
Burleson County Courthouse Museum
40 Years ago.

Friday, October 3, 2014
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Courthouse Museum
1st Floor in the Burleson County Courthouse
Come for fellowship with cookies and punch.


We're now on Facebook...!!

Or do a search for the Burleson County Historical Commission.
Be our Friend and watch as we build the Facebook page with Photos, Information, etc.
Meeting dates will be posted there as well, and the public is invited to our meetings.

Contact us on Facebook, or via this website!

And watch for THIS SITE to grow as well...our CHC Members are busy transcribing county records, looking for new cemeteries, school locations, church locations, gins and other businesses.
We're trying to save history as fast as we can!


We always need, and welcome, non-member volunteers!
Ask how you can help!


        Interested in serving on the Burleson County Historical Commission?
Formal Request for Appointment Form (click here)


2013 and 2014 CHC Members

Blue, Bonnie Chriesman
Chamberlain, Linda Caldwell
Giesenschlag, Bill Somerville
Giesenschlag, Melynda Somerville
Hinnant, Amy Jurica Houston
Houck, Linda Caldwell
Hronek, Novella Caldwell
Hovorak, Andy Caldwell
Jancik, Allen Ft. Worth
Klechka, Jimmy J. Bryan
Kubecka, Tammy Caldwell
Marcella, Glenda Chriesman
McFarland, Helen Caldwell
Richardson, Judy Caldwell
Ryan, Tommy Deanville
Scott, Diann Caldwell
Sebesta, Ann Snook
Tharp, Windelyn Caldwell
Turner, Violet Ann Caldwell




Burleson County's third courthouse - 1890          General Edward Burleson

Burleson County
168 years old in 2014

Burleson County Timeline Books are now in the second printing and available at the Historical Museum in the Courthouse.  $10 each

For more details - call Melynda at 979-272-8407
or call the Burleson County Chamber of Commerce at 979-567-0000


Burleson County Cemetery List

click on link above to see complete list of cemeteries

Texas Historical Markers in Burleson County

click on link above to see complete list of markers


     Burleson County World War II  
Historical Marker Dedicated

October 19, 2008



Burleson County Courthouse
Caldwell, Texas




 Burleson County Historical Museum
Located on the First Floor of the County Courthouse

 Friday from 1 - 5:00 pm, or by appointment
Tour groups and school groups are welcome

Our museum focuses on early county settlement and history. Look for changes in the next months as we revitalize our displays! We also have a variety of resources and archives for research, that may be used on site.



  The Historical Commission is appointed by the Burleson County Commissioner's Court and we serve two year terms. We are committed to the preservation of our county's history. We assist in research and answer questions if we can. We work in conjunction with the Burleson County Historical Society on many inquiries and projects.

If anyone is interested in obtaining a Texas Historical Marker or a Historic Texas Cemetery Designation, they need to contact the Burleson County Historical Commission. Information and forms can be found at the Texas Historical Commission's website, but approval is required on the County level before submitting applications to THC. We have the necessary forms as well. We organize dedication ceremonies, and try to help with marker funding if possible. Our County funds are extremely limited!

Anyone interested in adding a Veteran's name to our ongoing Veterans' Roll Call project can do so by contacting us. We are looking for names of anyone that ever lived in Burleson County who served in the military, war or peace time. We have close to 4000 names and there is no deadline.

For information about these projects, or any other historical information, please don't hesitate to contact us.




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1890 Courthouse
Cemetary Designations
Historical Markers
Tenoxtitlan History
Everyday Life