Caldwell

Burleson County Courthouse, Caldwell, Texas

Burleson County Courthouse, Caldwell, Texas

Burleson County Courthouse in the city of Caldwell, Texas. Photograph by Jim Evans.

Caldwell, the county seat of Burleson County, is at the intersection of State highways 21 and 36, in the center of the county. In 1840, when the Texas Congress annexed to Milam County all of Washington County north of Yegua Creek and west of the Brazos River, Caldwell was designated as the county seat of a new county to be formed. The proposed town, surveyed by George B. Erath and named for Mathew Caldwell, was laid out parallel to the Old San Antonio Road and west of Davidson Creek; the site encompassed a settlement founded by Lewis L. Chiles. Until Burleson County was organized in 1846, Caldwell served as the county seat of Milam County.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

Caldwell is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.53069250
    Longitude
    -96.70063500

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Population Counts

Caldwell
Pop. Year Source
4,538 2019 Texas Demographic Center
4,104 2010 Texas Demographic Center
3,449 2000 Texas Demographic Center
3,181 1990 Texas Demographic Center
2,953 1980 Texas Demographic Center
2,308 1970 Texas Demographic Center
2,204 1960 Texas Demographic Center
2,109 1950 Texas Demographic Center
2,165 1940 Texas Demographic Center
1,724 1930 Texas Demographic Center
1,689 1920 Texas Demographic Center
1,476 1910 Texas Demographic Center
1,535 1900 Texas Demographic Center
1,250 1890 Texas Demographic Center