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Rockport in Aransas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad in Rockport

 
 
The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad in Rockport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
1. The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad in Rockport Marker
Inscription.  During its early years Rockport relied on Gulf shipping for goods and services. After the arrival of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad in 1888, however, the town’s economic focus changed to include rail shipping and a burgeoning tourism industry. The town’s population grew from 600 in 1888 to 2,500 by 1890. Businesses and hotels were built to serve the new tourism trade, and four trains arrived at the Rockport Depot daily. By the 1940s passenger rail service to Rockport ended. Freight service continued until 1985, when highway trucking replaced railroad service.
 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4522.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 28° 1.419′ N, 97° 3.093′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker is at the intersection of South Magnolia Street and East North Street, on the right when traveling south on South Magnolia Street. Touch for map. Marker is at
The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad in Rockport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
2. The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad in Rockport Marker
or near this postal address: 105 S Magnolia St, Rockport TX 78382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rockport Pilot (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aransas County Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Packeries of Rockport (about 600 feet away); Site of Aransas Hotel (about 700 feet away); Rockport’s Grand Hotels (about 700 feet away); Rockport’s Wharves and Pavilions (about 800 feet away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rockport’s Seafood Industry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockport.
 
The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad in Rockport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
3. The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad in Rockport Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2012. This page has been viewed 706 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 16, 2012. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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