Caldwell County, Texas Biographies and Southwest Texas History
The area around Caldwell County was first inhabited by the Paleo-Indians Hunter-gatherers and later Tonkawa, Karankawa and Comanche. The Green DeWitt petition for a land grant established a colony in Texas and by 1839 the first settlers came into the area. On 7 August 1848 the county was established from Bastrop and Gonzales counties and named for Matthew Caldwell “Old Paint” who was a soldier and statesman as well as a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and also as a Commander of the Texas Rangers. In this volume you will find a brief history of Southwest Texas and a collection of biographical sketches of persons living here in 1890 when the original was published.
Reprinted 2016, 8.5"x11", full name index, softcover, 76pp