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DeWitt County Texas

The development of DeWitt's colony brought the first white settlement to the county. In April 1825 empresario Green DeWitt was authorized by the Mexican government to settle 400 families between the Guadalupe and Lavaca rivers.

In 1846 Judge James McCulloch Baker was appointed by Governor James Pinckney Henderson to establish the temporary county government. In 1846-47 the county seat was Daniel Boone Friar's store at the junction of the La Bahía Road and the Gonzales-Victoria road. A courthouse was constructed at Cameron, but in the next four years the county had four new seats of government, each change being the result of an election, a recount of votes, an appeal, or a Supreme Court decision. On November 28, 1850, the county court met at Clinton near Chisholm's Ferry, and Clinton remained the center of county government until Cuero became county seat in 1876.

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DEWITT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

CITIES, TOWNS,  AND POPULATED PLACES

* Cuero (county seat) * Nordheim * Yoakum * Yorktown * Arneckeville * Concrete * Hochheim * Lindenau * Meyersville * Pearl City * Petersville * Thomaston * Westhoff * Clinton (Ghost Town) *  

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Website Updates:
May 2018: Deaths: 1850 Mortality Schedule
Apr 2018: Community News: BENSON; Visiting News: FIMBLE, STAUCHER, ALLEN, REUSER, WESTHOFF
Jan 2018: Community News: KLEBERG, STARKER, COVEY, HARTMAN, FORBES, TERRY, WRIGHT, EDGAR, CRAWFORD, MORRIS, MCCUTHEON, HICKEY, MAY, HEARD; Marriage News: Feb 1880 marriage licenses; Visitng News: Yorktown locals, Cuero locals; Court News: WESTHOFF, FUCHS, WILLIS, INGLEHART, WALLIS, SUNDAY, HARMES, CLEMENTS, BUTLER, HOUSTON, WELDON, ROBINSON, CRAWFORD, PRIDGEN, TAYLOR, TYLER, BOSTON; County Records: 1880 Cuero Business Directory
Dec 2017: Website redecorated and pages are mobile friendly
 
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