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Places To Visit in Hearne

Hearne has many great amenities and the Chamber would love to encourage you to take a minute and visit these great place only in Hearne, Texas

Smith-Welch Memorial Library


105 W Fifth St.Hearne, Tx  77859

PH: 979-279-5191

FAX: 979-200-6340   

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (unless otherwise posted)

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Services Offered:

Adult, Young Adult & Juvenile Fiction / Non Fiction books

DVD's, Ebooks & Audiobooks

Public Internet Access Computers

Early Literacy Computer Stations

Card Reader



B/W & Color Copier/Printer


The Hearne Depot


Thank you so much to our awesome group of students from National Honor Society and FFA helping us today with the food drive!

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139 W. 9th St. • Hearne, Texas
(806) 790-4659

Hearne is and always has been a railroad town. Since 1869, the Houston & Texas Central RR (Southern Pacific) and the International Railroad (Missouri Pacific) have crossed paths here.

A curator will lead a tour of interactive displays and artifacts. Experience oral histories of railroading in the Brazos Valley and personal stories of local residents in an authentic depot built by the Southern Pacific in 1901. Discover why Hearne is referred to as the “Crossroads of Texas”.

The Hearne Depot is an ideal location for railfanning, photo shoots, school and senior adult groups, and special occasions.

Camp Hearne

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12424 Camp Hearne Rd.

Hearne, Texas



Camp Hearne was a World War II Prisoner-of-War Camp located north of Hearne, Texas on FM 485 West. After the 1942-43 US troop build up and successes in North Africa and Italy, the ships carrying our soldiers to the European theater returned to the US with a different cargo ... an estimated 432,000 POWs over the course of the War. Today's historic camp site has many building foundations that outline the camp's original "footprint."


Our exhibit depicting the daily life of the Camp's mostly German prisoners may be viewed in a reconstructed 1943 US Army barracks. The US Army’s insistence on adhering to the Geneva Conventions (1929) is a testament to our decency and humanity... i.e. “do unto others.”

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