Click on the Block Numbers, in Red, to go to the descriptor page.

Lots colored in Green indicate where buildings stood during these years. Please see key, below, for descriptions.

‚ÄčBlock 1

Lot 2- Ira McDonald Blacksmith Shop and Home

Lot 6- William Smothers Grocery


Block 2

Lot 1- Dr. Marshall Breazeale Bennet Drug Store Stand

Lot 2-A.W. Hicks Hotel & Tavern


Block 5

Lot 3-G.W. Guthrie/Dr. Joel Ponton

Lot 5-Jesse L. Sanders Residence/James Stort Residence

Lot 7-Collatinus Ballard Store


Hebron Tolleson Private School

‚ÄčCollatinus Ballard Residence


FRACTIONAL BLOCK 3

Lot 4- Peter McDermott Residence 


1846-1850

While discussing the development of Hallettsville during this time period, it should be remembered that Petersburg was officially the county seat of Lavaca County, not Hallettsville.  As the center of local government during this time, Petersburg was attracting many individuals whose objective was to locate their businesses and homes in the county seat.    

705 East 4th St.

Hallettsville, TX  77964

361-798-3243, ext. 200

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