Corpus Christi in Nueces County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Artesian Park and Sulphur Well
In 1854, out of regard for the significant well and campsite, and to give the city he had founded (1839) a public park, H.L. Kinney deeded and dedicated the well site and an acre of surrounding land to the municipality. This park is one of the earliest in Texas to have been given by an individual to the public. By 1900—when a bandstand, drinking fountain and walks had been installed by civic or private means—the park was regarded as an historic, greatly cherished city facility. More land was added in 1907-08 through efforts
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 213.)
Location. 27° 47.974′ N, 97° 23.66′ W. Marker is in Corpus Christi, Texas, in Nueces County. Marker is on Twigg Street east of Mesquite Street (State Highway 544), on the right when traveling east. You must look carefully to see the back of the marker, it is near the gazebo and faces away from the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 524 Twigg Street, Corpus Christi TX 78401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nueces County Courthouse of 1914 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Old Salt Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Nueces Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lone Star Fair (approx. 0.2 miles away); Broadway Bluff Improvement (approx. ¼ mile away); Selena Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Bayview Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Explosion of the Steamship Dayton (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corpus Christi.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.