LOCKHART

Population 9,265

Altitude 518

General

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Originally called Plum Creek, town is near site of fierce Indian battle that took place Aug. 12, 1840. Large war party of Comanches successfully swept down Guadalupe Valley all the way to the Gulf Coast, killing settlers, stealing horses, plundering and burning settlements. A volunteer force of settlers and Texas Rangers met the returning war party and defeated them at what is called the Battle of Plum Creek. Present city named for Byrd Lockhart, pioneer surveyor. Town was southern terminus of Chisholm Trail in 1870s.

Today city is center for agriculture, farming, oil and other diversified industries. Battle of Plum Creek re-enacted annually in June during Chisholm Trail Roundup in City park.

CALDWELL COUNTY COURTHOUSE

CALDWELL COUNTY/JAIL MUSEUM-

DR. EUGENE CLARK LIBRARY

EMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH

LOCKHART STATE PARK

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