Retta, TX

By: Brian Hart

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: October 2, 2020

Retta is a small rural community located on Farm Road 2738 on both sides of the Johnson-Tarrant county boundary, twelve miles northeast of Cleburne and just east of the southernmost city limits of Fort Worth. Retta was a station on the International and Great Northern line in the 1940s and may have developed after the railroad completed track between Waco and Fort Worth in 1903, though a 1905 railroad map showing I&GN stations does not list the community. Most of this track between Waco and Fort Worth was abandoned in 1967–68. Between 1940 and the mid-1960s Retta consistently reported a population of twenty. Thereafter no further population statistics were available.

  • Communities
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Region
  • North Texas

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Brian Hart, “Retta, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

October 2, 2020

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Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Tarrant County
  • Johnson County
  • Latitude: 32.55235970°
  • Longitude: -97.23556870°
Population Counts
People Year
780 2009