Introduction to Lockhart, Texas
Lockhart, Texas, in Caldwell county, is 26 miles S of Austin, Texas. The city is part of the Austin - San Marcos metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 11,615 people live in Lockhart.
The area now known as Lockhart was first settled in the early 1800s. It was named after Byrd Lockhart, an assistant surveyor of Green DeWitt. Oil fields were discovered and developed in the city in the 1920s. The Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad first entered the city in 1885. The city is also known as "The Barbecue Capital of Texas" because it has four major barbecue restaurants.
Lockhart and nearby Attractions
- Caldwell County Historical Museum
- Noah's Land Wildlife Park
- Chisholm Trail
- Wonder World Park
- LBJ Museum
- Austin Children's Museum
Things To Do In Lockhart
While staying in Lockhart, you can visit Lockhart City Park, Caldwell County Museum, Caldwell County Courthouse Historic District, and American Indian Horse Museum. The Lockhart State Park offers facilities for camping, fishing, and hiking. Fishing and boating can also be enjoyed on Barth Lake. The city has several churches worth visiting including the Church of Christ, Saint Marks United Methodist Church, Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
Air transportation is available from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Lockhart Higher Education
Southwest Texas State University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Saint Edward's University are some of the nearby institutes of higher education.