The county of Lavaca is located in and was founded in 1846. There are 19,263 residents in Lavaca who have access to courthouses in Halletsville, Hallettsville, Moulton, Shiner, Yoakum. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. is part of the 5th federal circuit court as well.
There are 2,345 residents in Hallettsville, which is 2.2 square miles and 233ft above sea level. It was settled in 1831Mary Ramsey, HALLETTSVILLE, TX, Handbook of Texas Online [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hgh01], accessed October 19, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association. and is governed by a local government.
There are 944 residents in Moulton, which is 0.8 square miles and 361ft above sea level.
There are 2,070 residents in Shiner, which is 2.4 square miles and 358ft above sea level.
There are 5,815 residents in Yoakum, which is 4.2 square miles and 365ft above sea level. It was settled in May 13, 1889 and is governed by a Council-Manager local government.