Explore Historic Cleburne: Aug. 18

Our Aug. 18 outing takes us to the historic town of Cleburne, 30 miles south of Fort Worth and the seat of Johnson County. Famous for cotton, cattle and a major center for railroad car and locomotive repair, it was established in 1867 and named for Patrick Cleburne a Confederate general. Above, rail car at the Layland Museum, courtesy of UNT Libraries, Portal to Texas History.

Mike Mahaffey
Historic Cleburne Outing guide Mike Mahaffey

We will meet at the UNTHSC parking lot at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, to carpool. We will meet our photo tour guide and club member Mike Mahaffey.

Our morning tour will be an easy walking tour of several of Cleburne’s downtown attractions. We’ll begin at the First Baptist Church parking lot. Some sites will include:

  • The historic stained-glass windows of First Baptist Church
  • The warmth and beauty of the woodwork at the Church of the Holy Comforter
  • The Layland Museum in the historic 1904 Carnegie Library
  • The unique stores of the Bus Depot Antiques and Red Horse Antique Mall
  • Johnson County’s Historic Court House
  • The 1924 Liberty Hotel
  • Johnson County Feeders
  • Historic Wright Plaza

We’ll have lunch at Heroes Café in Wright Plaza and visit the Chisholm Trail Open Air Museum before heading home.

Join us!

Sign up for the Cleburne tour with Outings chair Dick Dodds.