Corpus Christi in Nueces County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In 1849, after fifteen years of farming in the town of Independence, the Dix family moved to Nueces County and settled in Corpus Christi where Dix purchased six city lots from the city's founder, Henry L. Kinney. He was a successful sheep rancher, winning prizes at the Lone Star Fair. Dix was appointed as "surveyor and inspector of the revenue for the port of Corpus Christi"
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17624.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1835.
Location. 27° 48.077′ N, 97° 23.996′ W. Marker is in Corpus Christi, Texas, in Nueces County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Ramirez Street and Padre Street. The marker is located in the northwest section of the Old Bayview Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1150 Ramirez 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. Eli Todd Merriman (a few steps from this marker); Louis de Planque (within shouting distance of this marker); William DeRyee (within shouting distance of this William Henderson Maltby (within shouting distance of this marker); Matthew Nolan (within shouting distance of this marker); James Downing (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Bayview Mesquite (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas S. Parker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corpus Christi.
Also see . . . Dix, John James, Sr. .
During the 1850s and 1860s his wife taught both Black and White children regularly in the second-story meetingroom of the Dix House. As a strong Unionist, he opposed secession with vigor and reason. The last Confederate grand jury in Nueces County indicted him and several other prominent Unionists for treason but did not remain to prosecute the charge when the United States Army occupied the town. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on October 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.