Berclair, Texas

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Berclair
Unincorporated community
Berclair, Texas is located in Texas
Berclair
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 28°31′51″N 97°35′28″W / 28.53083°N 97.59111°W / 28.53083; -97.59111Coordinates: 28°31′51″N 97°35′28″W / 28.53083°N 97.59111°W / 28.53083; -97.59111
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyGoliad
Elevation190 ft (60 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total253
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s)361
 
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Berclair
Unincorporated community
Berclair, Texas is located in Texas
Berclair
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 28°31′51″N 97°35′28″W / 28.53083°N 97.59111°W / 28.53083; -97.59111Coordinates: 28°31′51″N 97°35′28″W / 28.53083°N 97.59111°W / 28.53083; -97.59111
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyGoliad
Elevation190 ft (60 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total253
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s)361

Berclair is an unincorporated community in Goliad County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Victoria, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Berclair was established as a shipping point on the Gulf, Western Texas and Pacific rail line to serve an already well-populated ranching area. On December 10, 1889, Joseph Blackburn paid the railroad company $100 as a bonus for building through Goliad County and donated right-of-way through the southern corner of his ranch. A post office was established in 1889, along with a depot and stock pens. Berclair was named either by the railroad surveyor after his home in Virginia or after the given names of Bert and Clair Lucas, owners of a nearby ranch.

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