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Port Isabel in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Point Isabel Lighthouse

 
 
Old Point Isabel Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 16, 2019
1. Old Point Isabel Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  
The beacon for the commerce of the Rio Grande

Erected by the United States Government in 1852

Extinguished during the Civil War
Discontinued, 1888 - 1895
Permanently discontinued, 1905

Erected by the State of Texas 1936
 
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 3780.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 26° 4.672′ N, 97° 12.421′ W. Marker is in Port Isabel, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is at the intersection of East Queen Isabella Blvd (State Highway 100) and North Garcia Street, on the left when traveling east on East Queen Isabella Blvd. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 421 E Queen Isabella Blvd, Port Isabel TX 78578, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A View from the Top (a few steps from this marker); Point Isabel Lighthouse
Old Point Isabel Lighthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 16, 2019
2. Old Point Isabel Lighthouse and Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Port of Matamoros (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Polk (within shouting distance of this marker); Port Isabel, C.S.A. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Champion (about 600 feet away); Queen Isabel Inn (about 800 feet away); Port Isabel Cemetery (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Isabel.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Port Isabel Lighthouse. (Submitted on September 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022