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

Calhoun County Courthouse

 
 
Calhoun County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 30, 2021
1. Calhoun County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  
Edward Beaumont Architect 1859
During the storms of 1875 and 1886
Precious lives were saved within its walls
of shell concrete and lime
Abandoned 1886

 
Erected by Calhoun County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersLaw Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 28° 31.156′ N, 96° 29.779′ W. Marker is in Indianola, Texas, in Calhoun County. Marker is on South Ocean Drive, half a mile south of Brighton Avenue, on the left when traveling south. The marker is located at a small roadside pullout along the water's edge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 584 South Ocean Drive, Port Lavaca TX 77979, 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. Site of the Town of Indianola (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chihuahua Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Ed Bell (approx. ¾ mile away); Sgt. William Henry Barnes (approx. ¾ mile away); Indianola Cemetery
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de la Salle (approx. 0.9 miles away); Indianola (approx. one mile away); The Great Camel Experiment (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianola.
 
Also see . . .  Indianola, Texas.
In 1875, the city had a population of 5,000, but on September 15 of that year, a powerful hurricane struck, killing between 150 and 300 and almost entirely destroying the town. Indianola was rebuilt, only to be wiped out on August 19, 1886, by another intense hurricane, which was followed by a fire. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on September 28, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Calhoun County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 30, 2021
2. Calhoun County Courthouse Marker
The Calhoun County Courthouse Marker by the bay image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 30, 2021
3. The Calhoun County Courthouse Marker by the bay
The view of the Calhoun County Courthouse Marker by the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 30, 2021
4. The view of the Calhoun County Courthouse Marker by the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 28, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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