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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.

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Lockhart location: 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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Lockhart history:

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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 attractions:

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: weramse@austin360.com

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