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

Tourist Courts and Cottages

 
 
Tourist Courts and Cottages Marker image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, August 29, 2012
1. Tourist Courts and Cottages Marker
Inscription. In the mid-1920s, a camp known as the “Cool Coast Camp,” located just north of Fulton, was promoted as a resort. It boasted tree-shaded cabins and tents, with a 500-foot wharf with an open-air pavilion over the water. In the 1930s, the Village of Fulton became a major tourist destination.

The construction of the Copano Bay Causeway and the “Hug the Coast Highway” in 1931 provided excellent automobile – and tourist – access to Fulton.

In 1934, the C.L. Harris family opened the first Fulton tourist court, the Fulton Family Cottages. Two years later, the Poch Family Cottages opened, soon followed by the Bay Shore Cottages, Oak Shore Cottages, Forest Park Cottages, and Palm Courts, all located within a 1/2 mile stretch along Fulton Beach Road.

After World War II, additional tourist courts and trailer parks were opened in Fulton. Although none of the original six tourist courts exists, Fulton continues to host thousands of tourists in its fine hotels, tourist courts and RV parks.
 
Erected 2012 by Town of Fulton, Aransas County Historical Society, Inc., and Aransas County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Location. 28° 3.72′ N, 97° 2.077′ 
Tourist Courts and Cottages Marker image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, August 29, 2012
2. Tourist Courts and Cottages Marker
W. Marker is in Fulton, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker is on South Fulton Beach Road 0.1 miles north of Broadway Street (Farm to Market Road 3036), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is opposite the Sugar Shack restaurant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 N Fulton Beach Rd, Fulton TX 78358, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fulton Seafood Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); Fulton Harbor (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Marion Packing Co. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fulton Packeries (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fulton Community Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fulton Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of George W. Fulton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fulton (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fulton.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Sugar Shack opposite marker image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, August 29, 2012
3. Sugar Shack opposite marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Norman Frank of Rockport, Texas. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Norman Frank of Rockport, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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