Lockhart in Caldwell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
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”
Soldier-Statesman, Signer of the
Texas Declaration of Independence
Commander of the Texas Rangers
Lockhart, the County Seat
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9759.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
Location. 29° 53.046′ N, 97° 40.322′ W. Marker is in Lockhart, Texas, in Caldwell County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Main Street and E. Market Street, on the right when traveling north on S. Main Street. Marker is at the southwest corner of the grounds of the Caldwell Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lockhart TX 78644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caldwell County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Caldwell County Confederate Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Eugene Clark Library (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church of Lockhart (about 500 feet away); Emmanuel Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); Caldwell County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Susanna Dickinson Hannig-Messenger of the Alamo (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lockhart.
More about this marker. This Texas Centennial marker was restored in 1964.
Also see . . . Caldwell County. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on December 13, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.