“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Aransas County Airport

Aransas County Airport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
1. Aransas County Airport Marker
Inscription.  This aviation facility developed out of a need during World War II for additional air training sites for U.S. Navy Pilots. In 1942 the Aransas County Commissioners Court offered the Civil Aeronautics Administration the use of land in the county for an auxiliary military landing field. Voters approved a bond issue and accompanying tax to build the airport, and the county subsequently purchased 700 acres of land for that purpose. For the duration of the war, the site was leased to the Navy, which practiced landing operations out of its regional air stations at Beeville, Kingsville and Corpus Christi. The airport since that time has served both military and public purposes.
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12429.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II.
Location. 28° 5.445′ N, 97° 2.736′ W. Marker is in Fulton, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker is on John D Wendell Road 0.7 miles west of Texas Highway 35. Located at the entrance
Aransas County Airport Terminal image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 19, 2012
2. Aransas County Airport Terminal
to the Airport Terminal Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 421 John D Wendell Rd, Rockport TX 78382, 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. Fulton Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Site of One of the Homes of James Power (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fulton Community Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fulton (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site of Marion Packing Co. (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fulton Packeries (approx. 2 miles away); Fulton Harbor (approx. 2 miles away); Tourist Courts and Cottages (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fulton.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2012. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2012. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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