The Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, known as "the Katy", decided to extend its service from Denison to Waco. In 1881 the segment from Fort Worth to Alvarado was being laid out, and a midway depot was needed. Grenville M. Dodge, representing the railroad, purchased land for the depot and a town surrounding it from Rev. Henry C. Renfro at the site of what is now called "Old Town" Burleson. As part of the agreement, Renfro named the town Burleson, in honor of his teacher Rufus Columbus Burleson, the president of Baylor University. The first lot was sold on October 10, 1881, the date now considered to be the "founding day" of the city.
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Burleson is located at(32.535939, -97.327257).
As of 2010, the city had a total area of 26.1 square miles (67.5 km).
Most of Burleson lies between 700 and 800 feet (213 to 243 meters) in elevation. The surface water drains into the Trinity River basin.
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