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"The BBQ Capital of Texas"

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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Lockhart is approximately 12698 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,468 (1990), 4098 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lockhart is 22.014 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lockhart to Washington DC is 1382 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 30 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lockhart is positioned 29.87 degrees north of the equator and 97.67 degrees west of the prime meridian.


on Highway 183, about 35 miles south of Austin. Nearby communities to Lockhart are: Austin, Bastrop, Gonzales, Luling, and San Marcos
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History & History Related Items

See this great history from the City of Lockhart
The original name for Lockhart Texas was Plum Creek. It was here that a terrible battle took place on August 12, 1840. At this time a large party of Comanche Warriors swept down the Guadalupe Valley all the way to the Gulf Coast, killing and plundering as they went. As the war party returned, a group of Texas Rangers and enraged settlers met them for the Battle of Plum Creek. Lockhart was named for Byrd Lockhart, who was one of the first surveyors of the town. During the 1870's, Lockhart was the end of the famous Chisholm Trail. Today not only livestock helps the economy, but agriculture, farming, oil and other industry help the area.
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Lockhart is known as The Barbecue Capital of the World

Lockhart State Park
604 W. San Antonio St.
RR 3, Box 69
Lockhart TX 78644-9716
Phone: (512) 376-6775
Fax: (512) 376-2960
Please email us:
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Lockhart City Government

Lockhart City Government

Lockhart Chamber

Lockhart Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 840
Lockhart, TX. 78644
Phone: (512) 398-2818
or use e-mail:

Lockhart Organizations

Lockhart Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 840
Lockhart, TX. 78644
Phone: (512) 398-2818
or use e-mail:

Lockhart Libraries

Dr. Eugene Clark Library
Texas' Oldest Continually Operating Library
217 S. Main
P.O. Box 209
Lockhart, Texas
Phone: (512) 398-3223

Lockhart Schools

Lockhart Independent School District
Administrative Office
105 South Colorado
P.O. Box 120
Lockhart, Texas 78644-2730
Phone: (512) 398-2371
Fax: (512) 398-2201

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