Lockhart was a black rural community near Buchel and U.S. Highway 183, five miles north of Cuero in north central DeWitt County. The community dates from about 1900; its centers were the Lockhart school, established in 1902 on the Sam Lockhart survey, and New Hope Baptist Church, organized in 1903. Although the school was probably closed by 1950, when most schools in the county had been consolidated, the church and its cemeteries were still in use in 1961. By 1965 the community seems to have become incorporated into Buchel.

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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