Burnell, TX


By: Robert H. Thonhoff

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994


Burnell, on Farm Road 743 east of U.S. Highway 181 in extreme southern Karnes County, was a rural community that developed for cotton farming in the early 1900s. The settlement was named for Burnell Butler, a pioneer of Karnes County, and had a school, a cotton gin, and several businesses. The discovery of the Burnell oil and gas field resulted in the construction of a gas plant in the 1960s. In 1990 everything was gone except the name.

Robert H. Thonhoff, History of Karnes County (M.A. thesis, Southwest Texas State College, 1963).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Robert H. Thonhoff, “Burnell, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/burnell-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994

Place
Burnell
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1379481
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Karnes County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 28.68081950°
  • Longitude: -97.83277840°