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Location of Hallettsville, Texas
Hallettsville is a city in Lavaca County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,550 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Lavaca County. It is the only place called Hallettsville in the world.
Hallettsville is named for an early founding family that colonized this area. John Hallett had received a land grant from Stephen F. Austin in 1831 and after his death in 1836 his wife, Margaret Hallett, donated the land for the town's location.
A few of the early settlers of the Hallettsville area include Collatinus Ballard, M. B. Bennett, A. W. Hicks, David Ives, Ira McDaniel, and William Smeathers.
The town is home to the Texas Championship Domino Hall of Fame and also hosts adominoes tournament every year in January. It also hosts its annual Kolache Fest and Fiddler's Frolic events every September and April.
The Friench Simpson Memorial Library has served the residents of Hallettsville as well as Lavaca County for over 70 years. The modern library houses over 20,000 volumes and is a major source of Local History and Genealogy research for the area. Public access computers with Internet connections are available for use at the library.