The City of Lockhart, with its close proximity to Austin and with a historically rich culture, offers up a wealth of community events, shopping, and recreation located in the heart of Central Texas.
Located 25 miles Southeast of Austin on Highway 183, Lockhart has a rich history dating back to the early 1800's. Originally called Plum Creek for the victory of the Texans over the Comanche's, the town was later named Lockhart for Byrd Lockhart, assistant surveyor to Green DeWitt. The town has several claims to fame. The Texas Legislature proclaimed Lockhart as The Barbecue Capital of Texas, hosting four BBQ restaurants, all part of the Texas BBQ Trail. It is also home to the oldest operating public library in Texas, the Dr. Eugene Clark Library, and historic sites including the Caldwell County Courthouse and County Museum located inside the old jail.
Lockhart remains a hot spot for those looking to be on the outskirts of the Austin major metropolitan area, allowing an easy commute with the recent addition of State Highway 130 toll road. The town continues to grow with new construction, Commercial, and Residential developments outside of the historic neighborhoods. Town parks provide recreational facilities, including the Lockhart State Park with a 9-hole golf course.