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DeWitt County Court House


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.

Cities and Towns
Meyersville (unincorporated)

On-line Data


May 2017: County Records: 1900 Fugitives from Justice

Surrounding Counties:

Lavaca County (northeast)

Victoria County (southeast)

Goliad County (south) 

Karnes County (southwest)

Gonzales County (northwest)


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