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BURNELL SWITCH, TEXAS. Burnell Switch was a switch and loading track on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad at the Karnes-Bee county line. It served the Burnell oilfield, which extended across Medio Creek into Bee County, and reported three businesses and a population of ten in 1940. After World War II the businesses all closed, and in the early 1990s only a few scattered farmhouses remained in the area.

Christopher Long


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

Christopher Long, "BURNELL SWITCH, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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