The community was known as Harvey's Creek Settlement before the U.S. Civil War. After the war ended Gail Borden returned to Texas and, at what would become Borden, built houses for himself, his brother, and his sons. He renamed the settlement Bordenville. The Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway opened its line through the Borden area in 1872.
In 2000, Borden had 60 residents.
Government and infrastructure
During the boon times of the 1870s, Borden also built a school for white children and a freedmen's' school for black children. The Weimar Independent School District serves Borden. In 1948 the Borden area schools were consolidated into the Weimar Independent School District.
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