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Dale, Texas
Dale, Texas is located in Texas
Dale, Texas
Dale, Texas
Location in Texas
Dale, Texas is located in the United States
Dale, Texas
Dale, Texas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Texas
County Caldwell
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.


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.


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.

Notable people

  • Azie Taylor Morton, the only African American to serve as Treasurer of the United States.
  • Jimmy Weldon, entertainer.
  • Geraldine Elizabeth Carmichael was arrested in Dale while working under the alias Katherine Elizabeth Johnson at a flower shop. She had been on the run after defrauding many people who'd wanted to purchase a small fuel-efficient car that had never begun production; by coincidence, the car in question was also called the "Dale".
  • Abram Lincoln Harris, Economist, academic, anthropologist.
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