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Population: 3,400+Region: Prairies & Lakes|
Located intersection of Texas 35 & 21
Since being founded in 1840, Caldwell has been the seat of two counties. Before Burleson County organized in 1846, it was the seat of Milam County. Named for Mathew ' Old Paint ' Caldwell a celebrated frontiersman and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. In the 1850's the town was stopping-spot for westbound immigrants and had one of the best hotels on the Old San Antonio Road. One of the state's finest country inns is still located in Caldwell with the city
primarily being a country trade center for surrounding farms and ranches.
Caldwell proudly carries the reputation of being named 'Kolache Capital of Texas' so deemed by the Texas State Legislature. Caldwell is also on the Presidential Corridor linking the Goerge Herbert Walker Bush Presidential Library in Bryan-College Station with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library in Austin.
The town lies at the intersection of Texas 36 and 21 - slightly south-west of the Bryan-College Station area. Texas 36 is part of the Ports-to-Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to the coastal areas. There are numerous Bed & Breakfast accommodations in Caldwell that are housed in local historic buildings.
While visiting be sure to include a stop at the Burleson County Czech Heritage Museum which focuses on the history and culture of the Czech people. Items of interest include a wall mural of the city of Prague, a dulcimer, paintings, Czech costumes, books, crystal items, and beautiful hand-painted eggs.
Another museum you'll want to visit is the Burleson Historical Museum. It houses many items and relics of area pioneers as well as exhibits about Fort Tenoxtitlán. This fort was established by Mexico around 1830 to promote Mexican settlers and thwart Anglo-American colonists. As it turned out the Mexican commander eventually sided with the Texans and was one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
Burleson County Czech Heritage Museum - located in the Chamber of Commerce building at the corner of Shaw and Fawn streets. Donationa accepted.
Burleson County Historical Museum - Open Fri 2-4:30pm; Burleson County Courthouse.
Lakes: Somerville (Lake info here)
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