Mendoza, Texas

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Mendoza, Texas
Mendoza is located in Texas
Mendoza is located in the United States
Coordinates: 30°00′18″N 97°41′10″W / 30.00500°N 97.68611°W / 30.00500; -97.68611Coordinates: 30°00′18″N 97°41′10″W / 30.00500°N 97.68611°W / 30.00500; -97.68611
CountryUnited States
614 ft (187 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)512 & 737
GNIS feature ID1378663[1]

Mendoza is an unincorporated community in Caldwell County, in the U.S. state of Texas.[1] According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had a population of 100 in 2000. It is located within the Greater Austin metropolitan area.


A post office was established at Mendoza in 1892, and remained in operation until 1911.[2] Sources differ as to whether the community was named for Antonio de Mendoza,[3] or a local settler. The 1936 county highway map showed a church, a cemetery, an industrial site, several other businesses, and numerous homes in the community. Only one business was reported in the community in 1987. In the first quarter of the 20th century, Mendoza had a population of 200 residents. During the Great Depression, its population fell to 100, and remained at that number until the mid-1960s when it dropped to 50 residents. It was that same number in 1990, and grew back to 100 in 2000.[4]


Mendoza is located on U.S. Route 183 10 mi (16 km) north of Lockhart in the north central part of Caldwell County.[4]


In 1905, Mendoza had a school with one teacher and 47 students. It also had a school featured on the 1936 county highway map.[4] Today the community is served by the Lockhart Independent School District.


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mendoza, Texas
  2. ^ "Caldwell County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 205.
  4. ^ a b c Mendoza, TX from the Handbook of Texas Online