Birome, Texas

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Location of Birome in the state of Texas.

Birome (/bˈrm/ by-ROHM) is an unincorporated community in south central Hill County in Central Texas. It is located approximately fifteen miles south of Hillsboro, at the intersection of FM 308 and County Road 3238.[1]

Birome was founded in 1910 when the International-Great Northern Railroad was extended to that point. The town's name is an amalgamation of Bickham and James Cartwright, brothers who owned the original town site.[1]

Birome had an estimated population of thirty-one in 2000. Area students attend school in the nearby town of Penelope (Penelope ISD).


  1. ^ a b "Birome, Texas". The Handbook of Texas online. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 

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Coordinates: 31°48′48″N 96°57′46″W / 31.81333°N 96.96278°W / 31.81333; -96.96278