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DALE, TEXAS

Caldwell County, Central Texas S

29 55' 39" N, 97 33' 52" W (29.9275, -97.564444)
FM 1854
9 Miles NE of Lockhart
16 Miles SW of Bastrop
32 Miles SE of Austin
Population: 126 est.(2010)*

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Dale Texas School
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Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2006

History in a Pecan Shell

The Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad arrived in 1880 and the town's post office was granted that same year. Within five years Dale had a population of 75. The town had three stores, a gristmill and cotton gin. By 1914 Dale had a population of 250 and 15 businesses but this declined to 200 throughout the Great Depression. Dale reached its population zenith in 1947 with 275 residents.

(*Population as shown in TXDoT Official Travel Map, "best availabel estimate from the Texas State Data Center at UT, San Antonio")
Dale Texas post office
Dale, TX post office 78616. More Texas Post Offices
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2006
Dale Texas welcome sign
Dale welcome sign
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Dale Texas old stores
Dale old stores
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2006
Dale TX - Volunteer Fire Department
Dale Volunteer Fire Department
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2006

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