Brownsboro, Caldwell County, Texas

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Brownsboro, Caldwell County, Texas
Brownsboro is located in Texas
Brownsboro
Brownsboro
Brownsboro is located in the United States
Brownsboro
Brownsboro
Coordinates: 29°47′02″N 97°36′33″W / 29.78389°N 97.60917°W / 29.78389; -97.60917Coordinates: 29°47′02″N 97°36′33″W / 29.78389°N 97.60917°W / 29.78389; -97.60917
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyCaldwell
Elevation
449 ft (137 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)512 & 737
GNIS feature ID1378057[1]

Brownsboro is an unincorporated community in Caldwell County, in the U.S. state of Texas.[1] The community had a population of 50 in 2000.[2] It is located within the Greater Austin metropolitan area.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The area, in what is known as Brownsboro today, was first settled in the 1850s. This community grew up around Clear Fork Baptist Church, and was named after R.A. Brown. The discovery of oil in nearby fields gave the community's economy a large boost in the 1920s. There was a store and a gin, including the church, all serving about 50 families. By the 1930s it also had its own baseball team, but the community's population had fallen to 25 by the 1940s, and only a few scattered houses remained in Brownsboro by the 1980s. By 2000 its population had risen to 50 people.[2]

Geography[edit]

Brownsboro is located along Farm to Market Road 1322, 8 mi (13 km) southeast of Lockhart in south central Caldwell County.[2]

Education[edit]

Brownsboro had its own school in the 1920s. Children in the area attended Oakland School until it became a part of the Lockhart Independent School District in 1949.[2] The community is still served by the Lockhart Independent School District.

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