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

Caldwell County

 
 
Caldwell County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 8, 2015
1. Caldwell County Marker







Inscription.

A part of De Witt’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

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9759.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at the southwest corner of the grounds of the Caldwell County courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Lockhart TX 78644, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Caldwell County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Caldwell County Confederate Soldiers Memorial
Inscription Plate of Caldwell County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 8, 2015
2. Inscription Plate of Caldwell County Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Eugene Clark Library (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church of Lockhart (about 500 feet away); Battle of Plum Creek (approx. ¼ mile away); Rafael Rios No. 1 (approx. 12 miles away); Buda (approx. 17.1 miles away); McElroy-Severn House (approx. 17.1 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.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Caldwell County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 8, 2015
3. Caldwell County Marker
Located at southwest corner of the grounds of the Caldwell County courthouse
Caldwell County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 8, 2015
4. Caldwell County Courthouse
Marker is located at northeast corner of the intersection of S. Main Street and E. Market Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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