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CALDWELL COUNTY, TEXAS

29 50' 24" N, 97 36' 36" W (29.84, -97.61)
Population: 41,161 Est. (2016) 38,066 (2010)
Total area: 547 square miles (1,420 km2)
545 square miles (1,410 km2) land
1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) water

Caldwell County Topics

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  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Caldwell County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Travis County (N) Bastrop County (NE) Fayette County (SE) Gonzales County (S) Guadalupe County (SW) Hays County (NW)

    Caldwell County History

    1936 Centennial Highway Marker:

    CALDWELL COUNTY
    A part of DeWitt's Colony 1825 - 1836.
    A part of Gonzales County to 1848.
    First settlements were on Plum Creek and the San Marcos River.
    Created March 6, 1848 Organized August 7, 1848
    Named in honor of Mathew Caldwell, "Old Paint"
    1798 - 1842
    Soldier-Statesman.
    Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence
    Commander of the Texas Rangers
    Lockhart, the county seat


    Caldwell County Courthouse
    Texas - Caldwell County Courthouse
    Caldwell County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Caldwell County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Lockhart
    Book Hotel Here - Lockhart Hotels
  • Dale
  • Delhi
  • Elm Grove
  • Fentress
  • Joliet
  • Lockhart County Seat
  • Lone Oak ghost town
  • Luling
  • Martindale
  • Maxwell
  • McMahan
  • Polonia ghost town
  • Prairie Lea
  • Soda Springs
  • St. John Colony
  • Stairtown
  • Uhland

  • Caldwell County Vintage Maps
    TX Caldwell County 1907 postal map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Caldwell County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Caldwell County 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Caldwell County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Caldwell County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Caldwell County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Caldwell County
    1936 Texas Centennial Marker
    Caldwell County Texas centennial marker
    Caldwell County centennial marker
    on SW corner of courthouse grounds

    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2008
    Caldwell County Texas centennial marker
    Caldwell County Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2008
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