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In 1830 the territory of present Burleson County south of the Old San Antonio Road was included in the Precinct of Viesca, while the area north of the road was in Viesca Municipality. In 1835 the region north of the road became part of Milam Municipality and then Milam County in 1836 under the Republic of Texas. The territory south of the road and north of Yegua Creek was in Washington Municipality organized 1835 and then in Washington County in 1836. In 1840 the area south of the Old San Antonio Road was transferred from Washington to Milam County. Burleson Judicial County created 1/15/1842 including all of what is now Burleson County and part of Lee County, declared unconstitutional in 1842, Burleson County created 3/24/1846, named for Gen. Edward Burleson, organized 7/13/1846. A western portion was given to the new Lee County in 1874. -Texas Handbook Online: Burleson Judicial County, Burleson County

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This list contains or will contain all post offices known from Texas. Noted also are whether recent offices have had at least one precancel type, as listed in the Precancel Stamp Society's Town and Type Catalog of the United States and Territories, Sixth edition, Summer 1998, and from Fosters' personal knowledge. A link is provided to detailed precancel data for that location. The precancel device(s) may or may not still exist. An * indicates a discontinued post office or name change. Pester the active post offices so that devices can be retained or ordered. They may be found many times, but only have to be thrown away once. Precancel devices are not usually issued to branches, stations or contract post offices. Please see plans page for color legend.



Post OfficeZip / *Establishedfirst pre-
cancels autho-
rized
DiscontinuedNotes
CALDWELL778367/21/18415'38operatingCOUNTY SEAT
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CHRIESMAN778382/13/1885noneoperating 
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Clay77839,*  1/27/1967: PB22099 of 4/3/2003PO and zip discontinued, use Somerville 77879
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DEANVILLE778526/27/1877noneoperating 
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LYONS778635/5/1886:G&J or 5/21/1886:Schmidtnoneoperating 
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String Prairie*8/16/1849: Wheat 5/20/1853: Wheatname changed to Lexington
Lexington 5/20/1853: Wheat 8/6/1861: Wheatname changed from String Prairie
Lexington 8/6/1861: Wheat 5/15/1866: WheatConfederate administration
Lexington 5/15/1866: Wheat 5/2/1874: Wheatto Lee County when it was organized
LEXINGTON (1874-present)in Lee County
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Sand Fly (1853-1861)in Bastrop County
" 8/5/1861: Wheat 1/5/1867: Wheatfrom Bastrop CountyConfederate administration, discontinued
" 3/21/1867: Wheat 11/17/1869: Wheatreestablished, changed back to Bastrop County
" (1869-1871) *in Bastrop County
Pontotoc (1871-1872) *in Bastrop County
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SNOOK778782/20/1895noneoperating 
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Somerville 4/28/1894 9/7/1895:Schmidt or 9/30/1895:G&J 
SOMERVILLE778792/1/18977'37operating 
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