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Fulton in Aransas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Marion Packing Co.

 
 
Site of Marion Packing Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 19, 2012
1. Site of Marion Packing Co. Marker
Inscription. The ruins of this rendering vat mark the location of the Marion Packing Co. (spelled “Meriam” in some records), one of the dozen or more meat packing plants built in the Rockport-Fulton area in the 1860s and 1870s to process the huge herds of range cattle that roamed Texas after the Civil War. Here beef was dried, salted, or pickled before shipping. The by-products such as tallow, hides, horns, and bones were sent to eastern factories. Like most of the coastal plants, Marion Packing Co. flourished until about 1880, when shipping cattle to northern markets proved more profitable.
Marker sponsor: Woman's Club of Aransas County

 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3213.)
 
Location. 28° 3.856′ N, 97° 2.101′ W. Marker is in Fulton, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker is at the intersection of Chaparral Street and Fulton Beach Road, on the left when traveling east on Chaparral Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fulton TX 78358, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fulton Packeries (within shouting distance of this marker); Fulton Harbor (about 300 feet
Site of Marion Packing Co. image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 19, 2012
2. Site of Marion Packing Co.
away, measured in a direct line); Fulton Community Church (about 500 feet away); Tourist Courts and Cottages (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fulton Seafood Industry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fulton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fulton Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fulton Mansion (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fulton.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Rubble of rendering vat made of shellcrete image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 19, 2012
3. Rubble of rendering vat made of shellcrete
 
 
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