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DALE, TEXAS


Caldwell County
, Central Texas S

29 55' 39" N, 97 33' 52" W (29.9275, -97.564444)

FM 1854
9 Miles NE of Lockhart the county seat
16 Miles SW of Bastrop
32 Miles SE of Austin
Population: 300 Est. (2019)*
500 (2000)

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Dale Texas School
Dale School
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Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2006

History in a Pecan Shell

The Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad arrived in 1880 and the town's post office was granted that same year. Within five years Dale had a population of 75. The town had three stores, a gristmill and cotton gin. By 1914 Dale had a population of 250 and 15 businesses but this declined to 200 throughout the Great Depression. Dale reached its population zenith in 1947 with 275 residents.

(*Population as shown in TXDoT Official Travel Map, "best available estimate from the Texas State Data Center at UT, San Antonio")

Dale Texas post office
Dale, TX post office 78616
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Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2006


Dale Texas welcome sign
Dale welcome sign
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Dale Texas old stores
Dale old stores
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Dale TX - Volunteer Fire Department
Dale Volunteer Fire Department
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2006

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Dale, Texas Nearby Towns:
Lockhart the county seat
Bastrop
Austin

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