Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Galveston: Gateway to Texas
Galveston in the 19th century was a chief port of entry into Texas. It was sister city to New Orleans, so well-organized was passage from one to the other. Texas ports of entry included Velasco, Quintana, La Vaca, Indianola, Matagorda, Port Isabel, Houston and Corpus Christi. Yet Galveston - with the best natural harbor between Pensacola and Vera Cruz - dominated travel both into and out of Texas. This port welcomed statesmen, speculators, teachers, soldiers, clergymen, doctors, merchants, craftsman and tourists.
Galveston's prominence among the major ports of entry
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7460.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
Location. 29° 20.159′ N, 94° 46.676′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from Seawolf Parkway. Marker is located within Seawolf Park, which requires an admission fee to enter. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Seawolf Park Boulevard, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Galveston Quarantine Stations (a few steps from this marker); SS Selma (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Seawolf Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Galveston Island (approx. 0.7 miles away); Galveston, C. S. A.Fort San Jacinto (approx. 1˝ miles away); Galveston Medical College (approx. 1.7 miles away); "Old Red" (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
More about this marker. This marker was originally erected at another site in 1965 and was restored and relocated to this site in 2010.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.