Kenton was eleven miles northwest of Bastrop in northwestern Bastrop County. A post office called Caldwell's Store was established there in 1878 with Charles G. Caldwell as postmaster. In the mid-1880s the community had a steam sawmill, a district school, a general store, two churches, and a population of twenty; by 1890 the population had grown to seventy-five. The name of the post office was changed to Kenton in 1898, but the office was discontinued in 1902. No evidence of the community was shown on the 1948 county highway map.

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Place type

Kenton is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Caldwell's Store)


Latitude: 30.15243690
Longitude: -97.46916330

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated