|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.
Dale was named for the valley in which it is located.[clarification needed] 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, which shipped cotton into the community. By 1914, Dale had a population of 250 and 15 businesses, but this declined to 200 between 1925 and 1943. The 1936 county highway map showed several homes, two churches, several businesses, and a seasonal industry in the community. Dale reached its population zenith in 1947 with 275 residents, but then decreased to 126 from 1970 to the early 1990's. It had 14 businesses at that time. Its most recent population estimate was 500 in 2000.
- Azie Taylor Morton, the only African-American to serve as Treasurer of the United States.
- Jimmy Weldon, entertainer.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dale
- Scott E. Wagner: Dale, TX from the Handbook of Texas Online (June 12, 2010). Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- "Azie Taylor Morton, 67; U.S. Treasurer Appointed by Carter". Los Angeles Times. December 11, 2003.
- "The Soul Behind The Voices". JM Media Group. Retrieved January 13, 2018.