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San Patricio County Texas Historical Markers

 
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By Steve Gustafson, June 11, 2010
Early Odem Area Schools Marker
Texas (San Patricio County), Odem — 14759 — Early Odem Area Schools
As population increased in south central San Patricio County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, independent schools were established in a number of communities, serving students in isolated areas before the construction of a good road system . . . — Map (db m32378) HM
Texas (San Patricio County), Odem — 12182 — Meansville and Kaleta
Meansville (3 miles southeast) Col. William Marshall Means, a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto, came to San Patricio County with his family in the 1850s and settled southeast of present Odem. Means was county sheriff from 1862 to 1867. The . . . — Map (db m32865) HM
Texas (San Patricio County), Odem — 14784 — White Point / Rosita
Native American tribes occupied land in this vicinity before Spanish explorers claimed the region in the 18th Century. Anglo American settlers began arriving in the area in the 1830s, and in 1856 brothers, Frank and Eddie White purchased land here . . . — Map (db m32362) HM
Texas (San Patricio County), Portland — 826 — Chat Work Club
Formed by a group of thirty-three women on Valentine's Day, 1921, the Chat Work Club derived its name from the members' practice of working on sewing projects while conversing with each other. In 1925, they began raising funds for a Portland public . . . — Map (db m95360) HM
Texas (San Patricio County), Portland — 6340 — Site of Bay View College
An important school of the coastal region, founded for scattered South Texas ranch children, by Thomas M. (1856-1943) and Alice Yantis Clark (1857-1913), of the family that founded Texas Christian University. The Clarks utilized 2-story "Hotel . . . — Map (db m124473) HM
Texas (San Patricio County), Portland — 12181 — Site Of Indian Point Mass Grave of 1919 Hurricane Victims
In the early morning hours of Sunday, September 14, 199, a hurricane made landfall in Corpus Christi after gathering strength in the Gulf of Mexico for two weeks. Crowds packed the North Beach area for their last weekend of the summer season, most . . . — Map (db m80593) HM
Texas (San Patricio County), San Patricio — 330 — Battle of San Patricio
The battle of San Patricio was fought in the streets of Old San Patricio at 3:00 A.M. on February 27, 1836. The general council of the provisional government of Texas had instructed Francis W. Johnson and Dr. James Grant to lead an independent . . . — Map (db m122042) HM
Texas (San Patricio County), San Patricio — Education in San Patricio
Education in San Patricio began in 1830 on this site in the picket cabin of Catherine Hoy. In 1876 Saint Joseph's Convent was erected here. The Sisters of Mercy, having left Indianola after the Hurricane of 1875, came to run the Mother House and . . . — Map (db m77425) HM
Texas (San Patricio County), San Patricio — 14201 — Josepha Rodriguez
Josepha Rodríguez, known as "Chipita," was hanged in 1863 for the murder of John Savage. She remained the last woman legally executed in the state of Texas until 1998. Little is known of Rodríguez' life, though it is believed that she was the . . . — Map (db m122942) HM
Texas (San Patricio County), San Patricio — 3703 — Old Cemetery on the Hill
This cemetery is believed to have been used for generations by Indian tribes and Mexican settlers who lived in this area previous to Anglo colonization. Following the establishment of San Patricio de Hibernia in 1830 by empresarios John McMullen and . . . — Map (db m121965) HM
Texas (San Patricio County), San Patricio — 6342 — Old Dougherty House
Location of noted St. Paul's Academy for Boys. Home of school owner Robert Dougherty (1827-1881), a refugee from 1840s Irish famine. Educated at St. Mary's College, Kentucky, Dougherty worked as a journalist and merchant before settling in . . . — Map (db m77422) HM
Texas (San Patricio County), San Patricio — 4476 — Saint Patrick's Catholic Church
Empresarios John McMullen and James McGloin brought Irish Catholic immigrant families to Texas about 1829 to form a new colony, San Patricio de Hibernia. Under the direction of the Rev. Henry Doyle, the colonists established Saint Patrick's Catholic . . . — Map (db m77516) HM
Texas (San Patricio County), San Patricio — 4550 — San Patricio de Hibernia
Founded in 1830 by John McMullen and James McGloin as the seat of their Irish colony under an empressario contract dated August 17, 1828 which was fulfilled by the empresarios 1830-1835. Named in honor of Saint Patrick the Patron Saint of . . . — Map (db m77532) HM
Texas (San Patricio County), Sinton — Courthouses of San Patricio County
Eight structures have served as the seat of local government for the people of San Patricio County since its earliest settlement. A building known as the "Log Courthouse" was constructed in San Patricio in the early 1830s to serve the people of the . . . — Map (db m122025) HM
Texas (San Patricio County), Sinton — 3665 — Odem Building
The Sinton townsite company was organized in 1894 to promote the development of the new railroad town of Sinton. Local merchant David Odem, one of the founders of the townsite company, established himself as a prominent landowner and businessman in . . . — Map (db m75588) HM
Texas (San Patricio County), Taft — 5189 — Taft Agricultural Industrial Complex
The Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company laid out the town of Taft on the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad line in 1900. The intention of the company directors was to present Taft and surrounding farms as a model community to attract northern . . . — Map (db m32927) HM

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