Hallettsville in Lavaca County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Entrance to Old Estate of John Hallett
Member of Stephen F. Austin's colony, and an old sea captain. His log cabin was the first home in the area, 1833. Hallettsville is named for his widow, Margaret, who gave land for the town in 1852, when it became the county seat.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1489.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 29° 27.038′ N, 96° 56.604′ W. Marker is in Hallettsville, Texas, in Lavaca County. Marker is at the intersection of North La Grange Street and Crockett Street, on the right when traveling north on North La Grange Street. The marker is located at the southwest section of the Hallettsville City Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hallettsville TX 77964, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Legion Hudgeons Post 230 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richardson Chapel United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Murchison Masonic Lodge Old Hanging Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Hallettsville (approx. 0.4 miles away); 50th Anniversary of Battle of Galveston (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lavaca County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the Alma Male and Female Institute (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hallettsville.
Also see . . . Hallett, Margaret Leatherbury (1787–1863).
At the age of eighteen she fell in love with John Hallett, an English-born merchant seaman, whom her well-to-do family considered an unsuitable match. In 1808 she left home and joined him in Baltimore. They were married aboard ship in Chesapeake Bay and lived in Baltimore for several years before moving west. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on February 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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