Burton, Texas

HISTORY

Welcome to Burton, Texas

Home of the Texas Cotton Gin Museum.

Burton, Texas, named for John M. Burton, is located in Washington County on US Highway 290, approximately 90 miles west of Houston. Burton is a city that established itself around the railroad. First, the Houston and Texas Central Railroad purchased land, and then the rest of the land became available to citizens. Next, in 1870, a post office was established, and in 1872 the community was formally incorporated. Prosperity peaked in the mid-1940s when Burton's population was near 1,000. However, only about 300 people call Burton home today.

 

PHOTOS

Sights Around Burton, Texas

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Former Gas Station In Burton
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Former Gas Station In Burton

Burton, Texas is best known for hosting the Texas Cotton Gin Museum and Burton Cotton Gin Festival. The Texas Cotton Gin Museum at the Burton Farmers Gin preserves the gin houses, cotton warehouses, and a shoe shop. Each year during the festival, the museum gins and bales cotton with its vintage equipment.

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