Caldwell County is almost 546 square miles in size with over 42,000 residents. Within its borders are the towns of Luling, Martindale, and Lockhart. Lockhart is the county seat. The Caldwell County website [LINK-http://www.co.caldwell.tx.us] has information and contact numbers for county resources that may be helpful to those relocating to this area. The county’s largest employers include Lockhart ISD, Serta Dormae Manufacturing, Walmart, Management and Training Corporation, and HEB grocery stores.
Many newcomers look for homes for sale in Caldwell County hoping to find peaceful country living and enjoy the benefits of being part of a small town. Housing styles include both existing homes and new construction. Communities in Caldwell County range from rural hill country ranches to suburban neighborhoods including the planned Cherryville development. New construction builders active in this area include Pacesetter, Castlerock Communities, Bigelow Homes, Meritage Homes, and Perry Homes. Buyers may want to consider schools, property type, transportation, or convenience to shopping or employment in their search for Caldwell County homes for sale.
Caldwell County, established in 1848, is named after Mathew “Old Paint” Caldwell.” He was an Indian fighter and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Situated along the Chisholm Trail and Independence Trail, the area was known for cattle grazing. Later in the century, some acreage was converted to cotton while other land became the property of cattle barons. Agricultural products raised in this area included sorghum, hay, cotton, wheat, and corn. Prosperity was not limited to farming.
The discovery of oil deposits at the Spindletop and Luling oilfields made many a fortune in the early 1900s. The 1920s discovery of Black Gold in Luling drew many to Caldwell County. Today, this natural setting attracts visitors with its bountiful farmland and scenic landscapes.