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Point Comfort in Calhoun County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Cox's Point

 
 
Site of Cox's Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 30, 2021
1. Site of Cox's Point Marker
Inscription.  
An Early Landing Place of
Supplies for the Interior

Captain Jack Shackelford's
"Red Rovers" of Alabama
Disembarked at This Point

A Town Established Here in 1836
Was Burned by Indians in 1840

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1101.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas IndependenceWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 28° 40.169′ N, 96° 34.202′ W. Marker is in Point Comfort, Texas, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Texas 35 (State Highway 35) 1.2 miles west of Farm to Market Road 1593, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located along Hwy 35. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 729 TX-35, Point Comfort TX 77978, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Halfmoon Reef Lighthouse (approx. 3.6 miles
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away); Half Moon Reef Lighthouse (approx. 3.6 miles away); Port Lavaca (approx. 3.7 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Alsatian Immigration through Lavaca Bay (approx. 4.7 miles away); Ranger Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Civil War Bombardment of Port Lavaca (approx. 4.7 miles away); Naval Shelling of Lavaca (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Red Rovers.
Clad in their distinctive red uniforms and displaying the military company's red banner. The Alabama Red Rovers, organized in Courtland, Alabama, took part in the Texas Revolution. Most were killed in the Goliad Massacre. Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on September 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Shackelford, Jack (1790–1857).
Jack Shackelford, commander of the Red Rovers under James W. Fannin at Goliad, was a survivor and chronicler of the battle of Coleto and the Goliad Massacre.  Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on September 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Site of Cox's Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 30, 2021
2. Site of Cox's Point Marker
The view of the Site of Cox's Point Marker from the highway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 30, 2021
3. The view of the Site of Cox's Point Marker from the highway
Lavaca Bay is in the background of the photo
Dr. Jack Shackelford image. Click for full size.
Public Domain, circa 1845
4. Dr. Jack Shackelford
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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