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

Site of the Town of Lamar

 
 
Site of the Town of Lamar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 19, 2012
1. Site of the Town of Lamar Marker
Inscription.  
Site of the town of
Lamar
Named for
Mirabeau B. Lamar
1798 – 1859
President of the
Republic of Texas
1838 – 1841
Established in 1838
Made a Port of Entry in 1839
Sacked by Union Troops
Feb. 11, 1864
Survived until 1914
but never flourished.

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 3018.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 28° 8.31′ N, 97° 0.435′ W. Marker is in Lamar, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker is on State Highway 35 0.1 miles south of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Located just north of the Copano Bridge (LBJ Causeway) and is hidden by brush and palms. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockport TX 78382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mills Wharf (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Fagan
Site of the Town of Lamar Marker showing brush and palms image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 19, 2012
2. Site of the Town of Lamar Marker showing brush and palms
(approx. 1.1 miles away); The Lamar Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Stella Maris Chapel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of One of the Homes of James Power (approx. 2˝ miles away); Aransas County Airport (approx. 4 miles away); Fulton Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fulton Packeries (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lamar.
 
Site of the Town of Lamar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, July 2, 2014
3. Site of the Town of Lamar Marker
Alternate view of marker looking north with sign indicating turnoff to Goose Island State Park in distance.
Proximity to Copano Bay image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, July 2, 2014
4. Proximity to Copano Bay
Panorama looking south from marker showing surrounding area, and proximity to Copano Bay (horizon in distance). Causeway across bay visible to right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2012. This page has been viewed 767 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2012.   3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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