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Lockhart

The BBQ Capital of Texas!



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Originally named Plum Creek, Lockhart is named after Byrd Lockhart, reportedly the first person of Anglo-Saxon ethnicity to set foot in Caldwell County.


Lockhart Courthouse

Lockhart has several claims to fame. In 1999, the Texas Legislature proclaimed Lockhart the "Barbecue Capital of Texas"; Lockhart has 5 major barbecue restaurants (Chisholm Trail, Kreuz Market, the Original Black's, Smitty's and Terry Black's). The Dr. Eugene Clark Library is the oldest operating public library in Texas. Lockhart also has argueably the finest courthouse in Texas.


Dr. Eugene Clark Library

The Dr. Eugene Clark Library is the oldest library in Texas and was built in 1899 and dedicated on July 6 of 1900.


Battle of Plum Creek


Battle of Plum Creek historical marker

The harsh anti-Indian policies of President Mirabeau B. Lamar and Mexican efforts to weaken the Republic of Texas stirred Indian hostilities. Hatred increased after the Council House Fight in San Antonio, March 19, 1840, where 12 Comanche chief were killed. After regrouping and making plans for revenge, 600 Comanches and Kiowas, including women and children, moved across central Texas in early August. They raided Victoria and Linnville (120 mi. SE), a prosperous seaport. About 200 Texans met at Good's Crossing on Plum Creek under Major-General Felix Huston (1800-1857) to stop the Indians. Adorned with their plunder from Linnville, the war party stretched for miles across the prairie. The Battle of Plum Creek, August 12, 1840, began on Comanche Flats (5.5 mi. SE) and proceeded to Kelley springs (2.5 mi. SW), with skirmishes as far as present San Marcos and Kyle. Mathew Caldwell (1798-1842), for whom Caldwell County was named, was injured in the Council House fight but took part in this battle. Volunteers under Edward Burleson (1793-1851) included 13 Tonkawa Indians, marked as Texan allies by white armbands. Texan casualties were light while the Indians lost over 80 chiefs and warriors. This battle ended the Comanche penetration of settled portions of Texas. Credit: http://www.caldwellcountyhistoricalcommission.org/

 

 

 

Restaurants

 
Terry Black's Barbecue

Terry Black's Barbecue

Austin, Dallas, and Lockhart, TX

Smoking authentic Central Texas barbecue 24/7 in three cities across Texas. We're famous for our giant Beef Ribs, juicy Brisket, and homemade sides like Mac-N-Cheese and Green Beans. Barbecue so delicious, it landed us a spot in Texas Monthly's Top 50 BBQ joints. Locals love us and tourists keep coming back for more.

 
The Original Black's BBQ

The Original Black's BBQ

Austin, Lockhart, New Braunfels, and San Marcos, TX

We are the oldest bbq restaurant in Texas always owned by the same family. Since our humble beginnings in the little town of Lockhart, TX, our family has pioneered and perfected true Texas barbecue. Today, five generations of Black's have made it possible to serve over 50 million guests from around the world. Four locations in central Texas to serve you: Lockhart, the BBQ Capital of Texas, Austin, San Marcos, and New Braunfels.

 


 

Counseling Services

 
 
 
Treebrook Counseling, PLLC

Treebrook Counseling, PLLC

Lockhart, TX

You feel lonely and isolated, life isn't going as you planned. You find yourself experiencing depression, anxiety, using unhealthy coping skills. Imagine feeling confident and able to handle the stressors of life. Feeling connected to friends and family in a more satisfying way. Having a toolbox of healthy coping skills. You can have the relationships and life you deserve and desire! Treebrook Counseling can help!

 


 

Plumbers

 
Greenwave Plumbing

Greenwave Plumbing

Central Texas

Greenwave Plumbing is a local, family-owned and operated business. We provide the flexibility and agility of a small, family-owned business, with decades of combined experience to help serve Austin, Buda, Kyle, Lockhart, Pflugerville, Round Rock, and the surrounding communities. Free estimates, no hidden fees, and we guarantee our work. That's a Greenwave Plumbing promise!

 


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