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Historical Markers in Caldwell, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Burleson County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Burleson County, TX (41) Brazos County, TX (61) Lee County, TX (32) Milam County, TX (46) Robertson County, TX (43) Washington County, TX (132)  BurlesonCounty(41) Burleson County (41)  BrazosCounty(61) Brazos County (61)  LeeCounty(32) Lee County (32)  MilamCounty(46) Milam County (46)  RobertsonCounty(43) Robertson County (43)  WashingtonCounty(132) Washington County (132)
Caldwell is the county seat for Burleson County
Caldwell is in Burleson County
      Burleson County (41)  
ADJACENT TO BURLESON COUNTY
      Brazos County (61)  
      Lee County (32)  
      Milam County (46)  
      Robertson County (43)  
      Washington County (132)  
 
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1Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 7551 — Brazos River Levee
Destructive Brazos River floods have often plagued residents of Burleson County. In 1899, a 30-inch rain killed 35 and caused about $9 million in property damage. Again in 1900, 1902 and 1908 Brazos River bottom inhabitants endured serious . . . Map (db m135747) HM
2Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 7553 — Burleson County
Farmed early as 1744 by Indians under guidance of Spanish missionaries. In 1830, Ft. Tenoxtitlan, guarding Brazos crossing, San Antonio Road, attracted Anglo-Texans, who lived off wild game in early years. County created and organized in 1846. . . . Map (db m129339) HM
3Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 7554 — Burleson County
In rich Brazos River basin; had settlers early as 1825. Site in 1830 of Tenoxtitlan, one of 3 forts built by Mexico in Texas, situated above El Camino Real (The King's Highway) crossing on Brazos River. North of the road was Sterling Robertson's . . . Map (db m201845) HM
4Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 14275 — Burleson County in World War II
During World War II, out of a population of 18,000 close to 1300 men and women from Burleson County joined the military, with 450 who attended Caldwell High School drafted or voluntarily enlisted. Many had never been outside the county before their . . . Map (db m125665) HM
5Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 7555 — Burleson County, C.S.A.
On Feb. 23, 1861, citizens voted for secession, 422 to 84. On March 1, the "Burleson Guards" organized and offered its services to the state. Most "Guards" were mustered into Co.G, 2nd Texas Infantry Regt., and others served in Walker's Texas . . . Map (db m125671) HM
6Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 7559 — Caldwell National Bank
On January 24, 1903, a group of local businessmen under the direction of J. J. Lane and C. C. Nelms met for the purpose of establishing a National Bank. The thirty original stock subscribers who attended pledged $25,000 in organizational capital and . . . Map (db m150939) HM
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7Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 7562 — Chisholm Cattle TrailAn Arm of the
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 . . . Map (db m135746) HM
8Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 7556 — City of Caldwell
In 1840 the Republic of Texas Congress annexed to Milam County all of Washington County north of Yegua Creek and west of the Brazos River. The name Caldwell, which honored Mathew "Old Paint" Caldwell, a noted pioneer and a signer of the Texas . . . Map (db m125666) HM
9Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 7557 — City of Caldwell
Founded 1840 by Lewis L. Chiles, a veteran of Battle of San Jacinto. Named for Mathew "Old Paint" Caldwell, Indian fighter and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. This was county seat, Milam County, in 1845; since 1846 county seat of . . . Map (db m204264) HM
10Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 7566 — Cooks Point
Founded about 1840 where colonial road from southeast crossed San Antonio Road. Settler Gabriel Jackson had two-story log cabin-trading post here. Community was named for Silas L. Cooke, who surveyed much land in this vicinity. It is now a . . . Map (db m125653) HM
11Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 7569 — Early Settlers of Burleson County in the Texas War for Independence
When Mexican Dictator Santa Anna revoked national rights, 30 or more men from this sparsely settled area left to resist his armies: in Grass Fight (Nov. 26, 1835), Siege of Bexar (Dec. 5-9) and other actions. While able men were absent, the foe . . . Map (db m201851) HM
12Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 7571 — Elizabeth Chapel Methodist ChurchOne Mile North to Site of
First Methodist Church in the county. Began as Sunday School in home of Isaac Addison, early settler. Later moved to home of Mrs. Elizabeth Scott. Organized about 1839 by Robt. Alexander, famous pioneer minister. Soon a small, hand-hewn frame . . . Map (db m129340) HM
13Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 7572 — First Baptist Church
Originally named Dove Church. Organized May 4, 1843, in home of Laban Rice, one of six charter members. Noted frontier ministers R.E.B. Baylor and Noah Byars presided at founding, and Byars served as first pastor. First building (1844) stood on . . . Map (db m204221) HM
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14Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 8629 — First Presbyterian Churchof Caldwell
This congregation was organized by the Rev. Hugh Wilson, an early Presbyterian missionary noted for his active work on the Texas frontier. Although the first account of the church appears in an 1850 document, it is likely that the congregation was . . . Map (db m204236) HM
15Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 8630 — First United Methodist Churchof Caldwell
Congregation, organized 1840, is one of the oldest in Texas. It was one of 12 appointments on Nashville Circuit, Galveston District, Republic of Texas. Early worship was in various temporary structures. Here, in 1841, the Republic gave this church a . . . Map (db m204225) HM
16Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 8634 — Fort Tenoxtitlan"Dream Capital of Texas" — (Site About 8 Miles Northeast) —
Founded by Mexico as a bulwark against Anglo-American immigration, this fort and its nearby city were twice proposed for the capital of Texas. Alarmed by the influx of Anglo settlers into Texas, Mexico in 1830 sought to erect a line of forts to . . . Map (db m129343) HM
17Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 12738 — John Mitchell
Born in Tennessee c. 1836-37, John Mitchell came to Texas in 1846. He began purchasing land in this area in 1870, the same year he married Viney Cox. As a member of both the 12th and 14th Legislatures, Mitchell championed increased educational . . . Map (db m125669) HM
18Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 50 — Kings HighwayCamino Real — Old San Antonio Road —
Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and The State of Texas A.D. 1919Map (db m125654) HM
19Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 8645 — Moseley's Ferry
Situated where the Old San Antonio Road crossed the Brazos River, this public ferry was begun by Michael Boren (1806-75) about 1846. The ferry and a settlement nearby were named for Daniel Moseley (1787-1856), who took over the service in 1849 and . . . Map (db m68684) HM
20Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 7552 — Near Homesite of Judge Andrew S. Broaddus(1810 - 1891)
Noted pioneer leader. Member Virginia House of Delegates (1844-45). Piloted to Texas (1854) a mile-long wagon train of 200 people, who built Salem Baptist Church - reminder of their Virginia home. Broaddus debated the Hon. Sam Houston at . . . Map (db m125652) HM
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21Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 7565 — Old City Cemetery
Created in 1840 (same year Caldwell was laid out) when lots 3 and 12 were made a "Grave Yard and Church lot" forever. Town founder Lewis L. Chiles (d.1864) is buried here. Oldest legible stone is for Margarette A. King and infant daughter . . . Map (db m201847) HM
22Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 11771 — Warren Lodge No. 56, A.F. & A.M.
Burleson County was established in 1846 with Caldwell as the county seat. By the late 1840s Caldwell had a population of about three hundred. Local Masons began organizing and in October 1848 nine Freemasons petitioned George M. Patrick, Grand . . . Map (db m204219) HM
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022