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  • Suburbs of Maxwell: Reedville.
  • Zip codes in the city: 78656.
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Maxwell is an unincorporated community in Caldwell County, Texas, United States. Maxwell and Caldwell County are within the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan areaThe community is on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad at the juncture of State Highway 142 and Farm Road 1966, eight miles west of Lockhart in northwest Caldwell County. In 1887 the Katy built through the community and the original name, New Martindale, was changed to Maxwell, in honor of Thomas Maxwell, who obtained a grant in 1845 for the league of land on which the community stands.Maxwell's earliest settlers came primarily from Alabama and other states, but in the 1880s German groups arrived; their influence is still visible in the community. A Methodist church built in 1882 by Rev. Ulrich Steiner also served as a school. The Lutheran church, first organized in 1886, conducted services and classes in both German and English until the early 1940s.Mexican farmworkers added a second large component to the local population.Social life in early Maxwell centered on the dancing, singing, and shooting clubs traditional to German communities. The Maxwell Social Club was organized in 1953 to supervise athletic, educational, and recreational activities and to assist in welfare, relief, and other civic projects.The earliest school in the Maxwell area met three miles outside the community, but by 1892 the Maxwell Common School District was formed and a building constructed with private subscriptions. The Maxwell post office was established in 1888. The population increased from twenty-five to 100 between 1890 and 1892, and the town acquired two general stores, a gristmill, and a gin.Fire almost destroyed Maxwell on three occasions-in 1887, in 1910, after which the town rebuilt its commercial area in brick, and in 1922. Maxwell had a population of 225, two churches, two general stores, two cotton gins, and a bank in 1914 and later three cotton gins, a restaurant, a physician, a drugstore, and numerous retail establishments. In 1929 the town had a population of 400 and eighteen businesses. It subsequently declined.In 1980 the community was the location for the filming of a movie, Raggedy Man, in which locals appeared in small roles. The Katy Railroad, purchased by the Union Pacific, opened new routes to San Marcos in 1989. In 1990 Maxwell had the post office, nine small businesses, and a population of 185. The population grew to 500 by 2000. The community's largest employer, the Nagle Manufacturing and Supply Company, manufactured coathangers.

Maxwell Obituaries

It was noted by Greeley Tribune on January 20th, 2016 that Joseph Filemon Perez passed away in Greeley, Colorado.  Perez was 60 years old and was born in Maxwell, TX.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Joseph Filemon's life.

It was written by San Mateo County Times on March 17th, 2013 that Janie Candelaria (Garcia) passed away in San Jose, California.  Ms. Candelaria was 71 years old and was born in Maxwell, TX.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Janie's life.

It was noted by Greeley Tribune on January 21st, 2013 that Audon Garcia Vasquez passed on in Greeley, Colorado.  Vasquez was 78 years old and was born in Maxwell, TX.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Audon Garcia's life.

It was noted by Austin American Statesman on June 6th, 2012 that Bryant Larry "Bunton" Hohertz passed on in Maxwell, Texas.  Hohertz was 72 years old.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Bryant Larry "Bunton"'s life.

It was revealed by Austin American Statesman on June 23rd, 2010 that Clyde Borders died in Maxwell, Texas.  Borders was 78 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Clyde's life.

It was revealed by Austin American Statesman on October 21st, 2008 that Ruth Strandtmann (Chance) perished in Maxwell, Texas.  Ms. Strandtmann was 98 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Ruth's life.

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A Simple Tradition Funeral Service
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Angel Funeral Home
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Austin Mortuary Service
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Cook-Walden Funeral Homes
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Crenshaw Funeral Home
17001 Fm 725
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De Leon Funeral Home
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Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home
Fm 2673
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Eeds Funeral Home
313 San Jacinto St
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Eunice & Lee Mortuary
406 N Guadalupe St
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Founders Memorial Park
27908 Ranch Road 12
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Goetz Funeral Home
713 N Austin St
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Harrell Funeral Home
4435 Frontier Trl
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Kelley Memorial Funeral Home
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King Tears Mortuary Incorporated
1300 E 12th St
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Lee Chapel West Mortuary
1048 Country Club Dr
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Los Angeles Funeral Home
300 Cheatham St
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Mc Curdy Funeral Home
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Mission Funeral Home
1615 E Cesar Chavez St
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Mission Funeral Home
6204 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78715
Morales Funeral Home
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Oakwood Annex Cemetery
1601 Navasota St
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Onion Creek Memorial Park
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Palmer Mortuary Incorporated
1116 N Austin St
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Pennington Funeral Home
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Thomason Funeral Home
2001 Ranch Road 12
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Wilke Clay Fish Funeral Home
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Zoeller Funeral Home
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