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JOLIET, TEXAS

Caldwell County, Central Texas S
FM 671 and FM 2984
7 Miles NW of Luling
S of Lockhart
Population: Unknown

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Joliet TX - Pond Near Joliet
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History in a Pecan Shell

H. A. Loehman is widely regarded as the areaís first settler, arriving around 1846 and building his home along the banks of Plum Creek.

The community had a post office briefly (1901-1903). Information about the naming of the town is unavailable. During the 1930s Joliet had a minor boom, but itís proximity to Luling and the size of the oil field quickly reduced the community back to its former size (which began the decade with a mere 10 residents). Pump jacks remain a part of the landscape. Today only a few houses, a church and three cemeteries mark what was Joliet, Texas.
Joliet TX - Winter Landscape
Winter Landscape
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Joliet TX Cemetery,  One Of Three
One of three cemeteries in Joliet
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Joliet, Texas
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