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Near Caldwell in Burleson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Chisholm Cattle Trail

An Arm of the

 
 
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By Larry D. Moore, June 22, 2019
1. Chisholm Cattle Trail Marker
Inscription.  The Chisholm Trail, which was developed following the Civil War, allowed Texas cattle to be driven to railheads in Kansas for shipment to eastern markets. An arm of the celebrated route, reaching from Matagorda County to the main trail near present McGregor, passed through this area. With the establishment of James L. Dean's store, later the site of Deanville, and the White Inn, the trail became a significant commercial road. Vital to the development of Burleson County's cattle industry, it declined in use after rail lines reached the area in the late 1870s.
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7562.)
 
Location. 30° 26.207′ N, 96° 47.935′ W. Marker is near Caldwell, Texas, in Burleson County. Marker is on State Highway 21 0.1 miles east of County Road 130, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Caldwell TX 77836, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of El Camino Real (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old City Cemetery (approx. 9 miles away); Burleson County in World War II
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By Larry D. Moore, June 22, 2019
2. Chisholm Cattle Trail Marker Area
(approx. 9.1 miles away); Early Settlers of Burleson County in the Texas War for Independence (approx. 9.1 miles away); City of Caldwell (approx. 9.1 miles away); Burleson County (approx. 9.1 miles away); Burleson County, C.S.A. (approx. 9.1 miles away); John Mitchell (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caldwell.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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