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

Delhi

 
 
Delhi Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 23, 2021
1. Delhi Marker
Inscription.  

The earliest known permanent settlers in this area were Orrin L. and Susannah Winters and their extended family. By 1873, enough of a settlement existed to make application for a U.S. Post office. Postal officials rejected the first name selected for the community, Iron Mountain, but accepted the second name, Delhi. According to local tradition, Delhi was the name of a traveling salesman who stayed in the area for a time dispensing patent medicines and providing entertainment for the settlers, John P. Reid served as first postmaster.

The first store in Delhi was in operation by the early 1870s in the home of Daniel T. Winters. The Delhi community experienced some growth in the 1880s with the founding of two churches, a school, and two cotton gins. Over the years, additional businesses, including a blacksmith shop, casket shop, and a syrup mill have served the community.

Although the post office closed in 1929 and the public school consolidated with the McMahan district in 1947, Delhi remains a strong rural community in eastern Caldwell County. Many of its residents are descendants of the town's pioneer families.
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Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9766.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 29° 49.261′ N, 97° 23.795′ W. Marker is in Delhi, Texas, in Caldwell County. Marker is on Rosanky (State Highway 304) 0.4 miles south of Farm to Market Road 713, on the left when traveling south. The marker is located in front of the Delhi Community Center building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6108 TX-304, Rosanky TX 78953, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Socrates Darling (approx. 4.9 miles away); Rev. Benjamin F. Fry (approx. 4.9 miles away); Bethel Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 8.4 miles away); Jeffrey Cemetery (approx. 8.4 miles away); Fleming Memorial Cemetery (approx. 8.4 miles away); Leander C. Cunningham (approx. 10.1 miles away); Hall Cemetery (approx. 10.4 miles away); New Red Rock Cemetery (approx. 10˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Delhi, Texas.
Delhi is on Farm Road 304 nineteen miles southeast of Lockhart in eastern Caldwell County. The fine sandy loam soils in the area have made it ideal
The Delhi Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 23, 2021
2. The Delhi Marker
for agriculture and livestock raising. From 1873 to 1929 Delhi had a post office. In 1880 a Primitive Baptist church was established there and a year later a permanent cemetery.  Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on August 31, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Delhi Marker and Community Center by the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 23, 2021
3. The view of the Delhi Marker and Community Center by the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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