Caldwell pop. 3,875 alt. 406

General -

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 legislature.

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 Museum-

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.

Burleson County Historical Museum in Caldwell, Texas, UsaBurleson 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.


Kraitchar House-

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.




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