“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Rockport in Aransas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Aransas County

Aransas County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
1. Aransas County Marker
Inscription.  Created out of the coastal portion of Refugio County in 1871, Aransas County is the second smallest county in Texas. Within its boundaries are three bays of the Gulf of Mexico: Copano, St. Charles, and Aransas. The area was the site of early Indian inhabitation and Spanish exploration, as well as Anglo colonization efforts of the 1830s and 1840s. Aransas County communities are supported by such industries as fishing, agriculture, off-shore oil production, bird watching, and tourism. The county is home to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, created in 1937.
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 179.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
Location. 28° 1.558′ N, 97° 3.163′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker is at the intersection of North Live Oak Street and East Mimosa Street, on the right when traveling south on North Live Oak Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 N Live Oak St, Rockport TX 78382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Courthouse (here, next to this marker); St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Bracht House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (about 600 feet away); Richard Henry Wood House (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church of Rockport (about 700 feet away); Rockport’s Seafood Industry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson Family Maritime Companies (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockport.
Aransas County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
2. Aransas County Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2012. This page has been viewed 657 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2012. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 29, 2023