Part 3, Note 15

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Gammel, comp., The Laws of Texas 1822-1897, vol. 1, pp. 1074, 1377-1378; Petition from the Citizens of Colorado County, County Boundaries, May 10, 1838, Memorials and Petitions, Texas State Archives, Austin. Specifically, the new northwest border of Colorado County thereby became a line drawn from the northernmost point of the Joel Ponton Survey on the Lavaca River through the northernmost point of the Joseph Duty Survey on the Colorado River extended to the watershed of the Colorado and Brazos Rivers. The creation of Fayette County was a consequence of the settlement of La Grange and the area around it, which had developed much more rapidly than Columbus and its surrounding area (see Matagorda Bulletin, September 27, 1838, May 1, 1839, Morning Star, May 9, 1839).