Rockport in Aransas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Historic Shellcrete Square
Leadership Aransas County XIV Class Project – June 2010
You are standing at one of those parks that overlooked a spectacular lake, as shown in the photo to the left, now referred to as Tule Creek West.
The park photograph, shown to the right, was taken in 1952 after renovation to the park. These parks were widely used and enjoyed by residents and tourists in Aransas County to relax and view the beautiful live oaks and the lake.
This particular park featured a shellcrete entry and a round shellcrete flowerbed that can still be seen. The use of shellcrete for construction is a part of the history of Aransas County and speaks to the inventive spirit of our founding families.
The City of Rockport acquired this acreage in 2009 to restore this natural area for the enjoyment of all visitors. Leadership Aransas County class XIV is proud to partner with the City in this project to revitalize this land and highlight one of the county’s many hidden historical sites.
Erected 2010 by Visionaries in Preservation, Leadership Aransas
Location. 28° 3.044′ N, 97° 2.523′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker is on Business State Highway 35 0.1 miles south of Harbor Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2401 Business Hwy 35 N, Rockport TX 78382, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rockport Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Home of George W. Fulton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fulton Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Frandolig Island (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fulton (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fulton Seafood Industry (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tourist Courts and Cottages (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fulton Community Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockport.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2012. This page has been viewed 820 times since then and 133 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 21, 2012. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.