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    LOCKHART, TEXAS

    Barbecue Capital of Texas

    Caldwell County Seat, Central Texas South
    Hwy 183
    30 miles S of Austin
    17 miles N of Luling
    18 miles E of San Marcos
    34 miles NE of New Braunfels
    28 miles SW of Bastrop
    30 miles NW of Gonzales
    Population: 11,615 (2000)

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    Lockhart Texas courthouse aerial photo
    Aerial view of Caldwell County Courthouse Historic District
    On the National Register of Historic Places
    Photo courtesy of Paul Turner
    The Barbecue Capital of Texas is a mere 30 miles from Austin, The Legislative Capital of Texas.

    Site of the Battle of Plum Creek (1840), where the Comanches suffered enough casualties to retreat from central Texas forever, Lockhart was also the southernmost point of the Chisholm Trail in the 1870s.

    Lockhart Landmarks / Attractions

    The 1894 Caldwell County Courthouse, Lockhart, Texas
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2008
    Caldwell County Courthouse
    One block away is the former Caldwell County Jail, another interesting architectural piece. Now serving as the county's Museum, its hours make it very friendly to weekend visitors: Saturdays and Sundays 1 -5.

    Across the street from the Clark Library is the old Baker Theater, which was recently bought by the Lockhart Theater Group. Members perform diverse plays and then continue with the restoration work (after changing costume).

    Antique stores are opened weekends as well.
    Lockhart Texas Caldwell County museum, Caldwell County Jail
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October, 2003
    Caldwell County Jail/Museum
    Lockhart TX - Brock Cabin
    The Brock Cabin in Lockhart
    by Jeffery Robenalt
    Lockhart TX - Brock Building, Southwest Museum of Clocks and Watches
    Southwest Museum of Clocks and Watches
    by Jeffery Robenalt
    Library building in Lockhart, Texas
    The restored Dr. Eugene Clark Library, circa 1899
    TE Photo, 2002
    Dying Doctor Bequeaths a Library
    by Mike Cox
    Dr, Eugene Clark Library, Lockhart, Texas 1950s photo
    Dr. Eugene Clark Library in the 1950s
    Photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com
    Lockhart Texas Post Office Mural - The Pony Express Station by John Walker - Santa Fe Trail
    Lockhart Post Office Mural "The Pony Express Station"
    TE Photo
    Lockart First Christian Church
    First Christian Church
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2005
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    Lockhart State Park Tx Rock Tank
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2008
    Lockhart State Park
    Lockhart, Texas Nearby Destinations
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    Caldwell County Seat - Lockhart
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    Lockhart Chamber of Commerce - 205 S. Main Street.
    Phone: 512-398-2818
    Website: www.lockhart-tx.org.
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    TE photo, 2003
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    My father was County Judge of Caldwell County from 1974 until early 1987 when he retired and then died of cancer in November of 1987. Leonard W. Scott ... more
  • Please add GASLIGHT THEATER to your Lockhart listing. We are a semi-professional theater, sponsored by Austin Circle of Theaters and produce a minimum of 10 shows every year. Our website also links to other entertainment in Lockhart: www.LockhartTheater.org - Paul Bright, February 27, 2001
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