sidebar menu icon


KENTON, TEXAS. Kenton was eleven miles northwest of Bastrop in northwestern Bastrop County. A post office called Caldwell's Store was established there in 1878 with Charles G. Caldwell as postmaster. In the mid-1880s the community had a steam sawmill, a district school, a general store, two churches, and a population of twenty; by 1890 the population had grown to seventy-five. The name of the post office was changed to Kenton in 1898, but the office was discontinued in 1902. No evidence of the community was shown on the 1948 county highway map.

Bill Moore, Bastrop County, 1691–1900 (Wichita Falls: Nortex, 1977).
Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "Kenton, TX," accessed November 17, 2017,

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Texas AlmanacFor more information about towns and counties including physical features, statistics, weather, maps and much more, visit the Town Database on!