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Dale, Texas
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Coordinates: 29°55′39″N 97°33′52″W / 29.92750°N 97.56444°W / 29.92750; -97.56444Coordinates: 29°55′39″N 97°33′52″W / 29.92750°N 97.56444°W / 29.92750; -97.56444
Country United States
State Texas
County Caldwell
Elevation
522 ft (159 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 512 & 737
GNIS feature ID 1333879

Dale is an unincorporated community in Caldwell County, Texas, United States. The settlement had a population of 500 in 2000. It is located within the Greater Austin metropolitan area.

History

The Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad arrived in 1880 and the town's post office was granted that same year. Within five years, Dale had a population of 75. The town had three stores, a gristmill and cotton gin. By 1914 Dale had a population of 250 and 15 businesses but this declined to 200 throughout the Great Depression. Dale reached its population zenith in 1947 with 275 residents.

Education

In 1905, Dale had a school with 112 students and two teachers. In the 1936 county highway map, it had two schools. Today the community is served by the Lockhart Independent School District.

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