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Freeport in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of San Luis

 
 
Site of San Luis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 31, 2013
1. Site of San Luis Marker
Inscription. Located on an island owned by Stephen F. Austin in 1832, the town of San Luis was established by the early 1830s. In 1836 the Follett family opened a boardinghouse and established a ferry service between Galveston and Brazoria County. Developers such as George L. Hammeken laid off town lots and planned for a major rail and canal connection to local plantations for shipping cotton and other local products. By 1840 San Luis was a thriving community with a population of 2,000. There were plans to build a bridge to the mainland, and a plat filed with the county clerk in 1841 outlined a city with more than fifty blocks. Storms, harbor sanding and a depressed economy made San Luis a short-lived community. By the end of the 20th century, most of the original townsite was under water due to shoreline erosion.
 
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11766.)
 
Location. 29° 4.742′ N, 95° 7.803′ W. Marker is in Freeport, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is on San Luis Pass Park 0.3 miles west of Bluewater Highway (County Route 257), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located just outside the visitors center, San Luis Pass County Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14001 Bluewater Highway, Freeport TX 77541, United States of America.
 
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Site of San Luis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 31, 2013
2. Site of San Luis Marker
Marker in context, with park visitor center in background.
At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Titlum-Tatlum (a few steps from this marker); Karankawa Campsite (approx. 11.7 miles away); Velasco (approx. 13 miles away); Historical Jetties (approx. 13 miles away); Old Velasco, CSA (approx. 13 miles away); Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (approx. 13 miles away); West Galveston Island (approx. 13.6 miles away); The Lively (approx. 13.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
San Luis Pass image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, January 2, 2014
3. San Luis Pass
Photo from near the county park looking northeast at bridge from Galveston island crossing San Luis Pass.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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