FREELAND, TEXAS. Freeland was thirteen miles southwest of Cleburne in southwestern Johnson County. It was established by and named for George Freeland, a county pioneer. The settlement, which served as a school community for area ranch families, was founded around 1880. That year a local post office opened. By 1890 Freeland's population had risen to fifty, and community life centered around the local Baptist church. The railroads bypassed Freeland during the 1880s. In the 1904–05 school year Freeland's school had one teacher and fifty-six students. The community's post office closed in 1911, and by 1925 Freeland had ceased to exist.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Brian Hart, "Freeland, TX," accessed April 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvf44.
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