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BERCLAIR, TEXAS


Goliad County, South Texas

28 31' 51" N, 97 35' 28" W (28.530833, -97.591111)

US Hwy 59
15 miles SW of Goliad the county seat
40 miles SW of Victoria
14 miles NE of Beeville
Area code 361
Zip Code 78107
Population: 253 (2000) 70 (1990)

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Berclair Tx Post Office
US Post Office in Berclair, TX 78107
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
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History in a Pecan Shell

The name, according to local legend comes from the combination of Bert and Clair Lucas - local ranchers.

Berclair was in a ranching area when the railroad came through in 1889. A post office was established the same year and a hotel that was built for railroad workers later handled travelers from the daily train between Victoria and Beeville.

In 1892 they had a weekly newspaper and about 20 businesses.

The population reached a high of 350, but in the 70s had dwindled to only 61. In 2000 its estimated at 253.

Berclair, Texas Landmarks



Berclair Mansion, Berclair, Tx
The "Berclair Mansion" is now "a fabulous museum." -
Rosemary Baker, Goliad County resident, April 29, 2002

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009


Berclair, Texas - Berclair mansion
Vacant when we visited in April, 2001.
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Berclair, Texas - Berclair Baptist Mission,
Berclair Baptist Mission
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Berclair school, Berclair Texas
Berclair Schoolhouse
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Berclair, Texas - old Berclair school
Berclair School in 2001.
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Berclair Cemetery, BerclairTx
Berclair Cemetery
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US flag sign, Berclair Texas
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Berclair Tx - Garage
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Berclair, Texas - Berclair Mansion water tower
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Berclair Tx Old Building
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Berclair Tx Abandoned House
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Medio Creek Berclair Texas
Medio Creek Historical Marker
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Berclair, Texas Nearby Towns:
Goliad the county seat
Beeville
Victoria
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