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Burton TX Real Estate

Located in Washington County and traversed by U.S. Highway 290, the historic town of Burton is considered a “Commercial Historic District” by the National Register of Historic Places. It is also included in the Texas Historical Commission’s list of cities in the Texas Independence Trail.

Burton was founded by German immigrant families in the 19th century, and their traditions and influence are still felt in Burton today – from the cuisine in the majority of the restaurants found here to the community events. In fact, Oktoberfest is one of the most anticipated annual events in own, and one that visitors and locals definitely shouldn’t miss when they’re here.

Driving around Burton, you’ll see beautiful fields filled with wildflowers, which are considered to be some of the most beautiful in the world. The blooms vary depending on the season.

Burton Homes for Sale

Burton’s real estate market is composed primarily of single-family homes situated on large lots. Like many other communities in the area, farms and ranches are plentiful here, quite a few of which are several hundred acres in size. Land parcels are available as well as are beautifully preserved historic homes near the downtown area.

Events and Attractions

  • The oldest working cotton gin factory in the country, Burton Famers Gin, (which now also serves as a museum) is found here. Every spring, they host the Cotton Gin Festival, which is one of Burton’s most notable events.
  • The town also has an interesting community driven events that happen every month, like the Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market held at the railroad depot every first Saturday of the month. There’s also Trade Days in the summer.
  • You can head to Burton Friends and Neighbors Baseball Park where you’ll find well-maintained outdoor sports facilities, a playground, and pavilions, perfect for picnics and other outdoor recreational activities like biking and hiking.

Quick Facts

  • Burton has one campus for high school and junior high students and one elementary school managed by the Burton Independent School District.
  • According to the United States Census Bureau, Burton had an estimated population of 302 permanent residents in 2013.
  • Burton has a total area of 1.2 square miles.
  • The town was incorporated as a city in 1870.
  • Burton got its name from one of its first settlers, John M. Burton.