Williamson County
Historical Commission

contact Wayne Ware (512) 863-2202

Bartlett, Texas
History

 

Bartlett Texas is at the cross roads of highway 95 and 487 and straddles the county line between  Williamson and Bell counties. Bartlett Texas was founded  in 1881  and named for John T. Bartlett and was incorporated in 1890. Bartlett Texas served as a shipping point for cotton, grain, livestock, and produce in the early years

 


 

BARTLETT, TEXAS est. 1881

Population: 1,687 (2004)

 

Bartlett Electric Co-op, established in 1936, was the first Texas co-operative formed under the 1935 Rural Electrification Administration.

 

Courtesy of Bartlett Activities Center

 



 
for the below 2 photos only
Photographic policies prohibit reproduction - please contact the Williamson Museum for reproduction rights. Your interests and the preservation of the materials will be assured by the observance of these policies and procedures. To inquire about the use or purchase of any of these photographs please contact the museum at 512-943-1670
for the below 2 photos only
 




note old school in the back ground

 

 




View story on the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) in Bartlett
by CLAY COPPEDGE
 

View write up about the B & W RR The Bartlett-Western Railroad -
also called “Bull Frog” and “Big Windy” 1909 investors chartered the
Bartlett-Florence Railway Company (eventually renamed the Bartlett Western).

 



A special thanks to the Bartlett Activities Center
for the below
images


click on thumbnail photo for an enlarged view
 


Tom Wolfe Marie Cronins cousin
 

Grammar School
 

Grammar School

Athea School

City Historic Marker

Aerial view from
water tower

Aerial View
Early 1900's

Bischoff Gin
1912
 

BHS Building

downtown looking west
 

Kreisman Bros

Leatherman Drug Co

Leatherman drugs

oil mill

 Wilson Hardware
store

Cotton Exchange

1881

Cotton Compress

Cotton Yard

Cotton yard

downtown 2001

Downtown Cotton Exchange

National Bank Cox Robertson buildings
 

 Post Office

First Fire Truck

Second Fire Truck

Edna Berry &
Vernon Powell
 

Clark Street

auto day 1913
from a post card

old cars
from the movie
"Stars Fell on Henrietta"

old cars
from the movie
"Stars Fell on Henrietta"

old cars
from the movie
"Stars Fell on Henrietta"

old cars
from the movie
"Stars Fell on Henrietta"

old cars
from the movie
"Stars Fell on Henrietta"

old cars from the movie
"Stars Fell on Henrietta"

Early Street Scene
 

Granger Church
Gathering 1928 Moravian

Switchboard

BHS Gym

Alfred T Keller 1939
Chief  Clerk  to 
A N Gibson
CCC Camp photos

Cecil B Burns
5-30-1938
CCC Camp photos

George W Painter  William F Canady
5-30-1938
CCC Camp photos

Swim Party
5-30-1938
CCC Camp photos

Walter J Wickstrom
1938
CCC Camp photos

Wm F Canady 1938
E side of Army Ofc
CCC Camp photos

1938 Mike Overton
left Alfred T Keller
on front steps
CCC Camp photos

5-30-1938
Elwood Schmidt
J G Lucy Gray
David D Wheele
CCC Camp photos

A W Richey
CCC Camp photos

Mike Overton in
barracks 1938
CCC Camp photos


Bartlett -Western
train

Bartlett-Western
RR engine

Mae Lyn  Cox on gate on train  BWRR

B-W Engine
 

B-W RR photo
ca. 1912
View write up about the B & W RR The Bartlett-Western Railroad -
 
 

 

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Mount Arie (Mount Ararat) Missionary Baptist Church
Bartlett Colored School Marker

Bartlett City Cemetery -

Bartlett Old Black Cemetery
Durant Family Cemetery

Elisha Allen, Historical Marker

First Presbyterian Church Bartlett

First United Methodist Church of Bartlett

Bartlett Electric Cooperative

New Bern - St. John Lutheran Church and Cemetery

 

Bartlett Commercial Historic District

 

Bartlett, Texas  by The Handbook of Texas Online

also view
Texasescapes.com page on Bartlett

 


 


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