705 East 4th St.

Hallettsville, TX  77964

361-798-3243, ext. 200

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Block 11 is located south of the Courthouse square and is bordered by Third St. on the north, Fourth St. on the south, Texana St. on the east and La Grange St. on the west. The block is comprised of eight lots each lot being 80 varas X 80 varas. 

B.H. Foster (part) and William Smothers (part) (Block 11 Lot 1)

1854 January 1: John W. Kelly to Josiah Dowling Lots 1 & 2 in Block 11, Lots 6 & 8 in Block 10, Lots 3, 5, 7 & 8 in Block 8, Lot 2 in Block 4 also all my title to the lower half of the town tract that lies east of the Mitchell Branch


Reference:
Lavaca County Deed C/22


1854 September 16: Josiah Dowling to William Smothers Lot 1 in Block 11 ½ of my interest in 20 feet of Lot 1 fronting on Main St. and Third St. of ½ of the above 20 ft front and 40 varas back.

Reference:
Lavaca County Deed C/228


Robert Sanford and William Smothers, both active in supplying offices for county officials and records in 1852, had storehouses in town…. Smothers had property on the NW ¼ of Block 3 front 20 varas on the N margin of Third St.  He also had the S 22 feet of the corner lot at the intersection of LaGrange and Third Streets, (Lot 11 Block 1) the SE corner of the square, where he operated a store house.

Reference:
The Free State of Lavaca p. 164


1854 September 27: Josiah Dowling to B. H. Foster Lot 1 in Block 11 35 ½ ft front and 40 varas back

Reference:
Lavaca County Deed C/258

Thomas H. Hawks/William Tate (Block 11 Lot 3 & 4)
Wiley T. Rogers and Bluford B. Walker (Block 11 Lot 5 – 8)

1854 January 30: Josiah Dowling and John W. Kelly to Wiley T. Rogers and Bluford B. Walker Lots 5, 6, 7 & 8 in Block 11.  These lots are where the office of Rogers & Walker now stands.

Reference:
Lavaca County Deed B/511

JANUARY-DECEMBER 1854

Block 11

Josiah Dowling (Block 11 Lot 2)

1854 January 1: John W. Kelly to Josiah Dowling Lots 1 & 2 in Block 11, Lots 6 & 8 in Block 10, Lots 3, 5, 7 & 8 in Block 8, Lot 2 in Block 4 also all my title to the lower half of the town tract that lies east of the Mitchell Branch


Reference:
Lavaca County Deed C/22