In 1881, when the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway ("Katy" Railway) was built from Fort Worth toward Alvarado, it needed a source of water for its locomotives. The railway contractor offered to purchase land owned by the Rev. Henry C. Renfro to build a train depot and establish a town site next to a creek. After negotiations, Renfro sold the land with the stipulation that the new town be named after his good friend, teacher and mentor, Dr. Rufus C. Burleson. The town of Burleson was born. The first lot was sold on Oct. 10, 1881. This date is considered to be the town's Founder's Day.
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