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Indianola in Calhoun County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of the Town of Indianola

1844-1886

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
1. Site of the Town of Indianola Marker
Inscription.  First called by German immigrants Karlshaven, an important port of Texas. Cargoes of ships were hauled to and from points in Texas and Mexico by carts until 1860 when the San Antonio and Mexico Gulf Railroad and the Indianola Railroad were completed to Victoria.

The town was partly destroyed with great loss of life by a hurricane, September 17, 1875. It was rebuilt but completely destroyed by another hurricane, August 20, 1886.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 4938.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 28° 31.129′ N, 96° 29.803′ W. Marker is in Indianola, Texas, in Calhoun County. Marker can be reached from South Ocean Drive 0.1 miles south of Channel Drive, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in a pullout 150 ft off the road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Lavaca TX 77979, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chihuahua Road (here, next to this marker); Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de la Salle
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By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
2. Site of the Town of Indianola Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Indianola (approx. one mile away); The Great Camel Experiment (approx. 1 miles away); Mrs. Angelina Bell Peyton Eberly (approx. 1.6 miles away); Zimmerman Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Olivia (approx. 8.8 miles away); Olivia Cemetery (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianola.
 
Also see . . .  Indianola, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 23, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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