Founded 1840, has been seat of two
counties. Before Burleson County organized in 1846, was
seat of Milam County. Named for Mathew "Old
Paint" Caldwell, noted Indian fighter and signer of
Texas Declaration of Independence. In 1850's town was
rendezvous for westering immigrants, and had one of
finest hotels on Old San Antonio Road. One of the states
best country inns is still located in Caldwell. Today
city is primarily a rural trade center for surrounding
farms and ranches with diversified industry, including
manufavturing, service, and technology. Town has been
named "Kolache Capital of Texas" by state
Caldwell lies on Texas 36, a
segment of the Ports to Plains Highway connecting the
state's heartland to coastal ports. Bed and breakfast
accomodations offered in historic buildings.
Burleson County Czech Heritage
The small, but rich, museum focuses
on the history and culture of the Czech people, and to
assist the public in understanding the Czech heritage.
Items of interest include a wall mural of the city of
Prague and a dulcimer, presented to the museum by a Czech
artist, who also has paintings displayed. Other exhibits
include Czech costumes, books, crystal, and beautiful
hand-painted eggs. Located in the chamber of commerce
building at 210 W. Buck St. Donations are accepted.
County Historical Museum-
Items and relics of early pioneers,
plus exhibits about Fort Tenoxtilan, a fort established
by Mexico in 1830 to promote Mexican settlers and thwart
Anglo-American colonists. It's a fascinating story-the
Mexican commander eventually sided with the Texans and
was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
Open Fri. 2-4:30p.m. Burleson County Courthouse.
Built 1891 for Thomas Kraitchar,
Jr. Quaint Victorian cottage-style house features
five-bay symmetrical facade with central gable. Open for
tours and lunch on the first Fri. each month, noon-2p.m.
Corner of Buck and Porter Sts.