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Port Lavaca in Calhoun County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Calhoun County Hurricanes

 
 
Calhoun County Hurricanes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
1. Calhoun County Hurricanes Marker
Inscription.  Severe storms with high winds, heavy rains and tidal surges, hurricanes have played a significant role in events that shaped Calhoun County's history. Entire towns, including Indianola (a key Gulf seaport and Calhoun County seat) and Saluria (Republic-era port on Matagorda Island) were destroyed by 19th-century storms. Over the centuries, residents have dealt with wind and water damage to property, and lives have been lost during hurricanes. Stories of survival and rebuilding in the aftermath of these torrential storms also figure prominently in Calhoun County history.
 
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12452.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters.
 
Location. 28° 36.788′ N, 96° 37.568′ W. Marker is in Port Lavaca, Texas, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of South Ann Street and West Live Oak Street, on the right when traveling south on South Ann Street. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 South Ann Street, Port Lavaca TX 77979, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Calhoun County Participation During World War II (here, next to this marker); Howard Gallemore Hartzog, Sr. (here, next to this marker); San Antonio & Mexican Gulf Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wood Barrels of Cement (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mt. Sinai Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beach Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Sunlight Girls Club (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Lavaca.
 
Calhoun County Hurricanes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
2. Calhoun County Hurricanes Marker
Marker can be seen under the tree to the right of the photo. Visible markers from left to right are: Howard Gallemore Hartzog, Sr., Calhoun County Hurricanes, and Calhoun County Participation During World War II.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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