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LOCKHART ACADEMY. Lockhart Academy in Lockhart, probably the first school in Caldwell County, was incorporated by the Texas legislature on September 5, 1850. William Larremore, Louis C. Simms, Jr., I. J. Goode, Marcus Trumble, and John Montgomery were trustees. The nonsectarian school probably held classes on the first floor of the Masonic lodge, since the building had been donated for school and religious purposes.


Hans Peter Nielsen Gammel, comp., Laws of Texas, 1822–1897 (10 vols., Austin: Gammel, 1898). William Franklin Ledlow, History of Protestant Education in Texas (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1926). Maurine M. O'Banion, The History of Caldwell County (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1931).

Julia L. Vivian


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Julia L. Vivian, "LOCKHART ACADEMY," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 08, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.