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Caldell County Texas

Caldwell County was named in 1848, after Matthew Caldwell, a ranger captain who fought in the Battle of Plum Creek against the Comanches and later against Santa Anna's armies during the Texas Revolution and a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Its county seat is Lockhart.

Spencer Ford of Lockhart represented Caldwell County at the Secession Convention in January 1861 and voted in favor of secession, Caldwell County voters accepted the ordinance later that year by a margin of 434 to 188.

Several hundred men from Caldwell County served in the Confederate Army, in at least six companies that served in the New Mexico and Red River campaigns, in Galveston and Brownsville, and on the frontier. Because most men of military age had enlisted, women, children, old men, and slaves were left to maintain family farms. Many acres lay idle for lack of enough people to work them. The crops and livestock that families did manage to raise were in danger of being confiscated by troops foraging for supplies.

Photo by Larry D. Moore CC BY SA 3.0
CALDWELL COUNTY COURTHOUSE

CITIES, TOWNS,  AND POPULATED PLACES

* Lockhart (county seat) * Luling * Martindale * Brownsboro * Dale * Delhi * Elm Grove * Fentress * Joliet *
* Lytton Springs * Maxwell * McMahan * McNeil * Mendoza * Pettytown * Prairie Lea * Reedville *
* Saint Johns Colony * Seawillow * Soda Springs * Stairtown * Taylorsville * Tilmon * Polonia (Ghost Town) *

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Website Updates:
Jul 2018: Death News: TOWNS, MOORE; Sick List News: HENDERSON; Crime News: BURRIS, MARTIN; Military: World War 2 Casualty Honor Roll
May 2018: Deaths: 1850 Mortality Schedule
Apr 2018: Sick List News: PALMER; Community News: O'KEEFE, STOREY
Jan 2018: Website redecorated and pages are mobile friendly; Death News: EARLY, ROEBUCK, COBER, HALL, THOMPSON; Marriage News: JOHNSON, WILLIAMS; Crime News: CONNOLY, GORDON, LANEY, BOOTHE, GOALS; Community News: KELSON, SMITH
June 2017: Biographies: HAFER
May 2017: County Records: 1900 Fugitives from Justice
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