Round Rock in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Original Marker (Now Missing)
Built 1860, by T. J. Caldwell. Cedar used in foundation, rafters and floor joists were cut on property; rock quarried from grounds. Slaves helped build house. Bought in 1892 by Sven W. and Mary Caldwell Palm from the Caldwell estate.
Tennessee native T.J. Caldwell (1812-1892) and his wife Leticia (1824-1877) built this house in 1860. The surrounding land provided limestone for the walls and cedar for the foundation, rafters and floor joists. Caldwell's slaves helped build the house. The Caldwells' daughter, Mary, married Sven William Palm, and the couple bought the property from the Caldwell Estate in 1892. The house stayed in the family more than 100 years. The two-story, five-bay, rough-cut limestone house features a center passage floor plan and a two-story wooden gallery. The surrounding Caldwell Heights community included a school, cotton gin, and this and other rural homes.
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9043.)
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 30° 34.294′ N, 97° 40.288′ W. Marker was in Round Rock, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker could be reached Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Round Rock TX 78665, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. St. Johnís Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Inner Space Cavern (approx. 2.7 miles away); Round Rock Volunteer Fire Department (approx. 2.9 miles away); Harrell Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Anti-Slaveholding Union Baptist Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); William Cornelius Dalrymple (approx. 3.7 miles away); John McQueen Taylor (approx. 3.7 miles away); Palm Valley Lutheran Church (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Round Rock.
1. Photos of Caldwell-Palm House
I just wanted to say that the photos of the house are beautiful. I work next door to the Caldwell-Palm House and am really enjoying learning about its history.
Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest in the Historical Marker database. We are glad to know our site helped you learn a bit about this and hopefully other historical sites in your area.
— Submitted February 9, 2011, by Denise Marie Leitzel of Austin, Texas.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,091 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on October 12, 2013, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on July 22, 2011, by Wayne Ware of Georgetown, Texas. 2. submitted on October 12, 2013, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 27, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.