Luling is a city in Caldwell and Guadalupe counties, Texas, United States, along the San Marcos River. Luling was founded in 1874 as a railroad town. One of the most significant events in Luling’s history was the discovery of oil by Edgar B. Davis.
The town was named after a New York banker, Charles Luling. He was a personal friend of Thomas Wentworth Pierce, and provided the financing for the railroad as well the purchase of the land that became Luling. The Caldwell County portion of Luling is part of the Austin metropolitan area.