Burleson County was founded in 1846 and was created from Milam and
Washington Counties. It is named after Edward Burleson, a General during the
Texas Revolution, the third Vice President of the Republic of Texas, and later a
State Senator for Texas (TSHA). The City of Caldwell was founded in 1830 and
incorporated in 1891, it has been the County seat since 1846. Somerville was
incorporated in 1880 as a railroad spur town. Snook was incorporated in 1972.