Located in east-central Texas and approximately forty-five miles east of the state capital is Burleson County. It was established in 1846 and named for Gen. Edward Burleson, a hero during the Texas Revolution. Oil and gas production, tourism, and agriculture are the key industries of its economy, with cattle, cotton, corn, hay, and broilers as their main agricultural products. It is also home to the Lake Somerville State Park, and some more historic sites such as a Czech heritage museum. Its county seat, Caldwell, is also the host of a renowned annual Kolache Festival every September, while a Country Cajun Festival is celebrated every March in Somerville.