Confederate monument removed from outside Caldwell County courthouse

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LOCKHART, Texas (KXAN) — A Confederate monument that stood near the Caldwell County courthouse for nearly a century was relocated to the county museum after locals raised $29,600 to cover removal costs, according to the county judge.

Caldwell County Judge Hoppy Haden said the granite obelisk, dedicated to Civil War soldiers in 1923, was moved “to the lawn of the county museum a block and a half from the courthouse.”

Caldwell County commissioners voted in August 2020 to remove and relocate the monument. However, a local group said in September the county left residents with the bill to do it.

  • A Confederate monument that stood outside the Caldwell County courthouse for nearly a century was removed and relocated to the county museum. (Courtesy: Mano Amiga)
  • A Confederate monument that stood outside the Caldwell County courthouse for nearly a century was removed and relocated to the county museum. (Courtesy: Mano Amiga)
  • Three groups came together to raise money for the removal and relocation of a Confederate monument that stood outside the Caldwell County courthouse. (Courtesy: Mano Amiga)
  • Three groups came together to raise money for the removal and relocation of a Confederate monument that stood outside the Caldwell County courthouse. (Courtesy: Mano Amiga)
  • Three groups came together to raise money for the removal and relocation of a Confederate monument that stood outside the Caldwell County courthouse. (Courtesy: Mano Amiga)

Three groups, Where We Thrive, Bluebonnet Records and Mano Amiga, said they helped lead the fight to get the monument relocated for several months and raised the money.

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