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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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[http://www.co.caldwell.tx.us/ips/cms Caldwell County Courthouse]<br>110 S Main Street<br>Lockhart, TX 78644<br>Phoen: 512.398.1804&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage&nbsp;and land records from 1848 and court records; <br>District Clerk has divorce&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Caldwell County, Texas. Page 660 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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This is the third courthouse built on this site. The cornerstone was laid on August 15, 1893 and the building was completed on March 19, 1894. Built by the architectural firm of Martin, Byrnes and Johnston, the structure features mansard roofs and a high central tower with a four way Seth Thomas clock. The three-story edifice is built of Muldoon limestone with red Pecos sandstone trim. Although originally equiped with electricity, the courthouse had no indoor plumbing. Broom closets were later converted into restrooms. It is said that when the first water bill was received, the county judge was so shocked at the charges that he padlocked the restrooms. After a ten year effort involving hundreds of people in the county, a complete historic restoration was completed in the spring of 2000.
  
 
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'''Towns and Cities: '''| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193243&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Caldwell%2C+Lockhart&columns=*,0,0 Lockhart] | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193244&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Caldwell%2C+Luling&columns=*,0,0 Luling] | Lytton Springs | Martindale | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193245&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Caldwell%2C+Prairie+Lea&columns=*,0,0 Prairie Lea] | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193246&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Caldwell%2C+San+Marcos&columns=*,0,0 San Marcos] |  
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'''Towns and Cities: '''| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Caldwell%2C+Lockhart|subject|disp=Lockhart}} | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Caldwell%2C+Luling|subject|disp=Luling}} | Lytton Springs | Martindale | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Caldwell%2C+Prairie+Lea|subject|disp=Prairie Lea}} | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Caldwell%2C+San+Marcos|subject|disp=San Marcos}} |  
  
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcaldwe/cemetery.htm Caldwell County Cemeteries] from the Caldwell County TXGenWeb site
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103505 Plum Creek Cemetery, Luling] BillionGraves
  
 
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*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcaldwe/births.htm Caldwell County Birth Records] from the Caldwell County TXGenWeb site
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcaldwe/marriages/ml.htm Caldwell County Marriages 1848-2001] from the Caldwell County TXGenWeb site
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903
  
 
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/ TEXAS Genweb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&amp;nbsp; the county.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcaldwe/ Caldwell County TXGenWeb site]
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County Courthouse

Caldwell County Courthouse
110 S Main Street
Lockhart, TX 78644
Phoen: 512.398.1804 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and land records from 1848 and court records;
District Clerk has divorce records[1]


This is the third courthouse built on this site. The cornerstone was laid on August 15, 1893 and the building was completed on March 19, 1894. Built by the architectural firm of Martin, Byrnes and Johnston, the structure features mansard roofs and a high central tower with a four way Seth Thomas clock. The three-story edifice is built of Muldoon limestone with red Pecos sandstone trim. Although originally equiped with electricity, the courthouse had no indoor plumbing. Broom closets were later converted into restrooms. It is said that when the first water bill was received, the county judge was so shocked at the charges that he padlocked the restrooms. After a ten year effort involving hundreds of people in the county, a complete historic restoration was completed in the spring of 2000.

History

The first settlers received land grants from the Mexican government between 1831 and 1835.

Parent County

1848--Caldwell County was created 6 March 1848 from Gonzales and Bastrop Counties. County seat: Lockhart [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Lockhart | Luling | Lytton Springs | Martindale | Prairie Lea | San Marcos |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Caldwell County, Texas. Page 660 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).