Caldwell Real Estate
Burleson County was established in 1846. Agriculture, even a citrus tree or two, and cattle stocks were the primary occupations of early settlers. Corn, cotton, and potatoes were all commodity crops grown in the area. Cattle thrived on the local grasses, making the bovine a profitable endeavor for local ranchers.
Thanks to Caldwell's proximity to the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway, cargo cars made it possible for cattle farmers to ship their products to new and distant markets. Merchants set up shop along those same rail lines to take advantage of goods imported to Caldwell.
By the turn of the century, Caldwell had an admirable variety of commercial ventures operating along the path of the train tracks. Blacksmiths, confectionary shops, jewelers, banks, real estate offices, apothecaries, dry goods, and grocery stores all flourished with the rail trade.
Professional services were also offered in Caldwell at that time. There were several lawyers, doctors, and a free school that operated ten months out of the year.
Caldwell is the county seat of Burleson County. The courthouse is in the center of Caldwell, completed in 1890 for a grand total of $30,000.
A newspaper article written in 1962 referred to Caldwell as " ...a spirit of progress and industrial development in the Space Age."
Real Estate In Caldwell
Caldwell is nicknamed "The Kolache Capital of Texas" because of the Czech settlers and their culture, especially the treasured wedding pastry. They have a festival that attracts over 20,000 visitors every September to the area. It began in the mid-1980s as an attempt to revive the Czech heritage, with the crowning jewel, the Kolache Bake Off. There is music, food, arts, and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. You'll probably hear a polka or twelve during the day.
Burleson County Fair is a beloved event that has been part of our community since 1925. Parades in the streets mix with beauty pageants on stages for fun and excitement throughout the town. One year, along with a Fair Queen, we had a "prettiest beard" honor awarded to a local gentleman.
Livestock plays a significant role in Fair activities; we have dozens of categories for local four-legged locals to strut their stuff. Caldwell's 4-H Club springs into high gear for Fair Season, organizing events and exhibits of their efforts throughout the year. We have a domestic animal category as well, so come see who has the prettiest pet in Burleson County at the annual pet show.
And then there is the baked goods portion of the Fair. Contests show off their confectionary skills for prizes and bragging rights.
After you've recovered from the dizzying events of the fair, make sure to visit our historic Reeves-Womack House, and the Lyle Sculpture Garden. The Sculpture Garden started as a hobby for a prominent doctor who needed a creative outlet to relieve stress.
Other creative endeavors include the Mad Hatter's Tea Room, a fun and fanciful shop and cafe. Our charming community of Caldwell welcomes everyone. Let us help make you a part of it.