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Burleson Co. Government
Burleson County Historical Commission
  • BCHC Mission
    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.
  • Meeting Information will be posted here.
  • Melynda Giesenschlag, Chair, Burleson County Historical Commission
    8831 FM 2039
    Somerville, TX 77879
    Phone: 979-272-8407
    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.)
    979-567-7196
    TKTexas@aol.com

    or

    Linda Houck (Cemeteries, Genealogy, etc)
    gmhouck41@msn.com
  • Local History
    Every Day Life
    Native American History
    Burleson County Historical Museum
    Located on the First Floor of the County Courthouse

    Hours
    Friday from 1:30 – 4:30 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.
BCHC Facebook page – We’re on Facebook so be our friend. DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION OR COMMENT? Contact us on Facebook, or via this website! Watch for THIS SITE to grow as well…our BCHC 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

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.
  • 1890 Courthouse

    Burleson County’s third courthouse – 1890

    Edwaqrd Burleson

    General Edward Burleson

    Cemetery Designations

    Certificate of Dedication
    If you would like to dedicate a piece of proper for a cemetery, please fill out the Certificate of Dedication above, along with a plat to the County Clerk’s office.