Caldwell County Courthouse
Lockhart, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1894
Architect - Alfred Giles
Photos: Robert Deering 9/4/2005
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1848

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Probably in honor of Mathew Caldwell, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Lockhart

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Byrd Lockhart, who in 1831 received the land that later became the Lockhart townsite as partial payment for his surveying work for the Mexican government.

COURTHOUSES: Three - 1848, 1858, and 1894

STANDING: One - 1894 Second Empire courthouse built of blue limestone and trimmed with Pecos red sandstone. 

NOTE: This building is very similar to the Goliad County Courthouse in Goliad, also by Alfred Giles.

ADDRESS:  3610 San Jacinto, Lockhart, Texas

 
 

1894 Courthouse
Photo: Texas Historic Commision 1905
 

1894 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939