“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)

Frandolig Island

Frandolig Island (Key Allegro) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Norman Frank, March 20, 2012
1. Frandolig Island (Key Allegro) Marker
Inscription.  Dubbed “Nine Mile Point” by early settlers, this island was first used commercially by the Cushman Meat Packing Company in the late 1860s. Austrian Franz Joseph Frandolig, a horseman who had delivered cattle to Cushman & Co., homesteaded property at this site when the company vacated the land in 1878. Frandolig and his family established a large fig orchard. They sold the fruits and vegetables in Rockport and Fulton. Frandolig also kept a vineyard, where he produced and sold wine by the barrel, and built a salt works. The Frandolig family sold the property between 1901 and 1903. The severe hurricane of 1919 returned the island to its natural and uninhabited state. In 1958 the local navigation district began to offer it for development.
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11685.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 28° 2.952′ N, 97° 1.846′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker is on Bayshore Drive
Entrance onto Key Allegro showing sign and marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Norman Frank, March 20, 2012
2. Entrance onto Key Allegro showing sign and marker
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, 0.1 miles north of Riveria Drive, on the right when traveling south. The marker is set back 30 feet off of the road, just south of the bridge to Key Allegro. 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockport Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Home of George W. Fulton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fulton Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Shellcrete Square (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fulton Seafood Industry (approx. 0.9 miles away); Casterline Fish Company (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tourist Courts and Cottages (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fulton Harbor (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockport.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2012. This page has been viewed 1,147 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on March 21, 2012. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2012. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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