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Near La Marque in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Campbell's Bayou

Site Of Landmark

 

(1 mile East)

 
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By Gregory Walker, April 11, 2010
1. Campbell's Bayou Marker
Inscription. Settled 1821 by privateer James Campbell (1791-1856), U. S. Navy veteran, War of 1812, who after discharge was lieutenant and close friend of buccaneer Jean Lafitte, operating out of Galveston (then called Campeche).

In Karankawa Indian rituals about 1817, Mary Sabinal (1795-1884) became Campbell's bride. When Lafitte left Texas in 1821, Campbell pleased his wife by settling here as a rancher.

Community remained until its second destruction by hurricane, 1915. Graves of the Campbells and many other early Texans are in cemetery at Campbell's Bayou.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee.
 
Location. 29° 18.247′ N, 94° 54.117′ W. Marker is near La Marque, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Interstate 45 Frontage Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. At the north end of the highway causeway (bridge) to Galveston Island, on the east frontage road. Marker is in this post office area: La Marque TX 77568, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Fortifications at Virginia Point (here, next to this marker); Galveston "News", C.S.A. (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Italian Vault
Location of Campbell's Bayou Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 11, 2010
2. Location of Campbell's Bayou Marker
Marker on left-hand side of the road.
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Propeller of the SS Highflyer (approx. 4.9 miles away); The First Texas City Refinery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Texas City Terminal Railway Company (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Texas City Disaster (approx. 4.9 miles away); Rosewood Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Campbell's Bayou article at the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on September 19, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Campbell's Bayou Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
3. Campbell's Bayou Marker
This dedication of the Galveston Causeway is immediately across the street from the Campbell's Bayou marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 764 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.   3. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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