Inventory of the county archives of Texas : De Witt County, no. 62

16 (First
entry, p. 25) Historical Sketch
Boundaries
one-fourth of a League of land granted to Jesse ILcCoy, standing
on the North East bank of the Guadalupe River in Gonzales
County; thence running North fifty-one degrees East seven thousand
three hundred varas; thence running South thirty-nine degrees
East forty-seven thousand varas; thence running South
fifty-one degrees, West to the intersection of the Coleto
creek; thence up the Coleto to the intersection thereof by the
District line of Gonzales District; thence South fifty-one degrees
West to a point that will be South fifty-one degrees
West eighty-two thousand varas from the North East boundary
line of said county; thence North thirty-nine degrees Wiest to
the intersection of a line running South fifty-one degrees
West from tihe one-fourth of a league of land granted t Jesse
McCoy; thence North fifty-one degrees East to the place of beginning,'The
second boundary change, which was involved in the creation of
Karnes County, was as follows:
That all that portion of territory comprised within the
following limits, shall be erected into a new county, to be
called Karnes, viz: beginning at a point five thousand varas
north 51 Gast, from the most southerly corner of De Witt
county; thence north 393 west, to the intersection with the
northwesterly boundary line of De Witt county; thence with
said line' of De Witt county to the district line between
Goliad and Gonzales; thence with said district line north 410
west, to the most northerly corner of Goliad Land District;
thence in a straight line-south 510 west sixty-five thousand
five hundred varas; thence south 39 east, in a direct line
to a point lying south 510 west from the beginning; thence
north 513 east to the beginning.69
68. T.A., Feb. 26, 1848, Gammel, Laws, III, 40.
69. T.A., Feb. 4, 1854, ibid., 1488.

Historical Records Survey. Texas. Inventory of the county archives of Texas : De Witt County, no. 62. San Antonio, Tex.. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25252/. Accessed August 20, 2014.