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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Nueces County, Texas

Clickable Map of Nueces County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Nueces County, TX (150) Aransas County, TX (72) Jim Wells County, TX (13) Kleberg County, TX (30) San Patricio County, TX (51)  NuecesCounty(150) Nueces County (150)  AransasCounty(72) Aransas County (72)  JimWellsCounty(13) Jim Wells County (13)  KlebergCounty(30) Kleberg County (30)  SanPatricioCounty(51) San Patricio County (51)
Corpus Christi is the county seat for Nueces County
Adjacent to Nueces County, Texas
      Aransas County (72)  
      Jim Wells County (13)  
      Kleberg County (30)  
      San Patricio County (51)  
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1 Texas, Nueces County, Agua Dulce — 321 — Battle of Agua Dulce
During the Texas Revolution, Dr. James Grant (1793-1836), a Scottish-born physician, and Francis W. Johnson (1799-1884) recruited an army of volunteers to invade Mexico and capture the town of Matamoros. After Sam . . . Map (db m193565) HM
2 Texas, Nueces County, Banquete — 298 — Banquete Cemetery
In June 1832 the colony of Irish families settled along the Nueces River by John McMullen and James McGloin was linked to Mexico by completion of the Matamoros Road. Mexican officials sponsored a fiesta near this site as a goodwill gesture to the . . . Map (db m203714) HM
3 Texas, Nueces County, Banquete — 299 — Banquete, C.S.A.
In the critical Civil War years, Banquete meant water, supplies, repairs and defenses to thousands on arid trips along the Cotton Road to Mexico. The Cotton Road was well known, for it followed a segment of the historic "King's Highway" of . . . Map (db m193567) HM
4 Texas, Nueces County, Banquete — 6307 — Nicholas Bluntzer(October 29, 1835 - September 5, 1901)
A native of the French province of Alsace, Nicholas Bluntzer came to Texas at age nine with his parents and other Alsatian families led by colonizer Henri Castro. The Bluntzer family settled in DeWitt County, in an area along Coleto Creek which . . . Map (db m208170) HM
5 Texas, Nueces County, Bishop — 418 — Bishop
The town of Bishop was established in 1910 by F.Z. Bishop on land he had purchased from the Driscoll Ranch. The townsite was staked on both sides of the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico railroad line. F.Z. Bishop, who dreamed of building a . . . Map (db m118007) HM
6 Texas, Nueces County, Bishop — 12125 — First Baptist Church of Bishop
The Rev. J.B. Bruce of Kingsville and seven organizers met with forty applicants on January 29, 1911, in Moser Hall in downtown Bishop to establish a missionary Baptist church. The congregation called the Rev. B.F. Goodwin as a temporary pastor. . . . Map (db m167021) HM
7 Texas, Nueces County, Bishop — 12127 — First United Methodist Church of Bishop
The Rev. Alton T. White, Pastor at nearby Calallen, met with Methodists in the Bishop Town Hall to organize a Methodist Episcopal Church on November 12, 1911. Mrs. B.G. Bishop, Mrs. J.B. Butts, J.H. Herron, Mrs. Althea McClane, Mr. and Mrs. . . . Map (db m167025) HM
8 Texas, Nueces County, Bishop — 20032 — Restland Memory Park
Also known as Bishop Cemetery #2, Restland Memorial Park was established in 1919. Following flooding from the 1919 hurricane, a committee, headed by J.M. Binion, acquired and designed a new cemetery to relocate some of the burials from the . . . Map (db m156336) HM
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9 Texas, Nueces County, Bishop — 17905 — St. John Lutheran Church
In May 1913, Rev. F.J. Lange helped thirteen local families organize the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and served as its pastor until 1915. The congregation met at the West Ward School and at the R. R. Menn farm until 1917, when it built the . . . Map (db m167024) HM
10 Texas, Nueces County, Bishop — 16953 — St. Paul Lutheran Church and School
In December 1911, St. Paul Lutheran Church was organized by a small group of Wendish Lutheran men under the direction of Rev. E.J. Moebus in the rural community of Concordia, about seven miles northeast of bishop. Johann Michalk of Thorndale . . . Map (db m167026) HM
11 Texas, Nueces County, Bluntzer — 743 — Casa Blanca Land Grant
The first Spanish land grant awarded in what is now Nueces County was the Casa Blanca land grant. Granted in 1798 by the Spanish government to Juan Jose de la Garza Montemayor (1765-1816) and his three sons, Juan Manuel, Jose Perfecto, and Jose . . . Map (db m193566) HM
12 Texas, Nueces County, Chapman Ranch — 807 — Chapman Ranch
In January 1919, Philip Alexander Chapman (1847-1924) purchased 34,631 acres of the Laureles division of the King Ranch for development as farm lands similar to others he owned in east Texas and Oklahoma. He sent his son, J.O. Chapman (1883-1953), . . . Map (db m205974) HM
13 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 16829 — The Ranchero
The Ranchero was a newspaper published in Corpus Christi and elsewhere in south Texas during and after the Civil War. The publication’s editors were ardent supporters of the Confederacy and they later used the newspaper to express their . . . Map (db m211721) HM
14 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 12126 — 1919 Storm
On August 31, 1919, a tropical storm developed in the Caribbean Sea. For two weeks it grew in intensity, undetected, and moved into the Gulf of Mexico. By midnight on September 13 a hurricane was approaching an unsuspecting South Texas coastline. . . . Map (db m205031) HM
15 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 18252 — 1941 Corpus Christi Seawall
A designated Texas Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, the Corpus Christi Seawall has helped to protect the coastal city for more than seventy years. Periodically devastated by hurricanes, Corpus Christi began to consider a protective barrier in . . . Map (db m117454) HM
16 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 18854 — 1966 Farm Workers Rally and March
On June 1, 1966, 700 Starr County melon farm workers went on strike in protest of wages beneath the national minimum wage and harsh working conditions. Eugene Nelson of the National Farm Workers Association came to south Texas, organized the . . . Map (db m231749) HM
17 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 14425 — Alonzo Álvarez de Pineda
In 1519 the Spanish government commissioned Alonzo Álvarez de Pineda (1494-1519) to explore the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in the hope of finding a water passage from the Gulf to the Orient. Ships, men, and money for the expedition were provided by . . . Map (db m31974) HM
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18 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — American Flag Memorial
To All Who Rest Here in Peace and Served Their Country Faithfully, May We Always Cherish Our Freedom by Honoring Their Memory. Lest We Forget.Map (db m182911) WM
19 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 18483 — Antonio E. Garcia(1901-1997)
Remembered for his contributions to the art community, Antonio E. Garcia was a talented Mexican American artist who created wood carvings, public frescoes and murals, and impacted generations of artists. Antonio E. Garcia was born in Monterrey, . . . Map (db m205634) HM
20 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 213 — Artesian Park and Sulphur Well
After a convention of Republic of Texas citizens accepted terms on July 4, 1845, for annexation to the United States, General Zachary Taylor brought 4,000 men of the U.S. 3rd infantry to Corpus Christi to defend the embryonic state from Indians or . . . Map (db m134467) HM
21 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 6336 — Arthur Edward Spohn, M.D. and Spohn Hospital
One of three brothers who became doctors, A.E. Spohn (1845-1913) was born in Canada and studied medicine in Michigan and New York. He came to the Texas Gulf Coast in 1868 as a U.S. surgeon in charge of military quarantine. He settled in Corpus . . . Map (db m205635) HM
22 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 515 — Broadway Bluff Improvement
This 40-foot bluff became a distinctive border between uptown and downtown as Corpus Christi experienced rapid growth after 1900. With the encouragement of Mayor Roy Miller, New York engineer Alexander Potter began designing improvements to the . . . Map (db m118339) HM
23 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 18856 — Camp Scurry
Since 1848, smuggling, rustling and armed incursions by people on both sides of the Rio Grande were common. When the Mexican Revolution began, fear of violent attacks escalated. After Pancho Villa's raid in New Mexico on March 9, 1916, . . . Map (db m205729) HM
24 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — Capitán Blas María de la Garza Falcón1712 - 1767 — First Colonist —
(front side) Friendship Monument Linking the Cultures of Spain * México * United States In 1746, King Felipe V of Spain, concerned the French would try to claim and settle the Gulf Plains from the Nueces River to Tampico, . . . Map (db m118401) HM
25 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 6338 — Captain Enrique Villarreal and Rincón del Oso Land Grant
A soldier, colonist, Indian fighter, and explorer, Captain Enrique Villarreal at one time held title to most of the land that now constitutes Nueces County. The Rincón del Oso land grant, encompassing approximately 44,000 acres, was awarded to . . . Map (db m118088) HM
26 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 780 — Centennial House
Forbes Britton (1812-1861), a Virginian and graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, came to Corpus Christi as an army captain in Mexican War, 1846. He returned as a civilian, and with his wife Rebecca (Millard) had this classical revival house . . . Map (db m118375) HM
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27 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 17625 — Centennial Memorial Museum
The Centennial Memorial Museum was built as part of a statewide commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Texas Independence. In 1935, the Centennial Advisory Board of Nueces County discussed plans for the centennial. Original plans centered on . . . Map (db m205827) HM
28 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 6308 — Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal
The earliest recorded visit of an Episcopal priest to Corpus Christi was that of the Rev. Lucius H. Jones in 1857. Three years later, a congregation was formally organized on the second floor of the Nueces County Courthouse. Bishop Alexander Gregg . . . Map (db m206013) HM
29 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 17239 — Clara Driscoll, the Driscoll Foundation & Driscoll Children's Hospital
Clara Driscoll, a descendant of an early Texas colonist and veteran, philanthropist and public figure, inherited her family's large estate when her brother, Robert Driscoll, Jr., died in 1929. The estate included real estate, oil and gas . . . Map (db m182917) HM
30 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 16476 — Coastal Hide, Tallow and Packing Industries
Facilities for the rendering of hides and tallow and for meat packing flourished along the Texas Coastal Bend during the last half of the nineteenth century, when hundreds of thousands of wild longhorns roamed South Texas; Packery Channel was named . . . Map (db m182899) HM
31 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 18250 — Confederate Army Deserters Hanged in Corpus Christi
The hanging of two Confederate Army deserters at Corpus Christi in May of 1862 was the only military execution to take place in Nueces County during the Civil War. At that time, the Texas coast from Matagorda to Corpus Christi was blockaded by the . . . Map (db m182928) HM
32 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 1068 — Corpus Christi1861-1865
Near here on August 16 and 18, 1862, three Confederate artillery pieces held off four attacking Federal ships during the Civil War bombardment of Corpus Christi. The blockading squadron of Lieutenant J.W. Kittredge, U.S.N., had harassed the . . . Map (db m122342) HM
33 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 1065 — Corpus Christi Cathedral
The Corpus Christi Cathedral is the second structure to serve as cathedral for the Diocese of Corpus Christi. It replaced Saint Patrick's, the church which had become the cathedral when the city was elevated to Diocesan seat in 1912. After a 1938 . . . Map (db m119048) HM
34 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — Corpus Christi Cathedral Site
This site and the Corpus Christi Cathedral property were donated to the Diocese by the Kenedy family in 1938. Construction of the Cathedral started in 1939 and it was dedicated in 1940. The former Kenedy home, located where the Cathedral now . . . Map (db m118392) HM
35 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 16477 — Corpus Christi College-Academy
In 1927, the Benedictine Monks of the New Subiaco Monastery in Arkansas accepted an invitation from bishop Emmanuel Ledvina to establish a Catholic boys’ school in the Diocese of Corpus Christi. Eager for such a school that his grandsons could . . . Map (db m206766) HM
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36 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 14155 — Corpus Christi Fire Department
In 1871, a fire at the home of William L. Rogers prompted Corpus Christi citizens to organize a volunteer Fire Department. Felix Noessel and Peter Benson started a subscription list, raising funds for purchasing equipment. City officials helped . . . Map (db m206768) HM
37 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 22395 — Corpus Christi Longshoremen's Unions
When the deepwater port of Corpus Christi opened in September 1926, area dock workers formed two racially segregated labor union affiliates of the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA). Caucasian workers formed ILA Local 1224 and African . . . Map (db m206774) HM
38 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 16628 — Duncan Cemetery
Also known as Flour Bluff Cemetery, this burial ground has always been open to the public. It was established in 1908 as part of a land purchase made by Edward Sidney Duncan (1868-1940) and Minerva Ellen Duncan (1877-1921). Earlier burials may . . . Map (db m206870) HM
39 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 17228 — Eli Todd Merriman
Born the son of a doctor, Eli Todd Merriman (1852-1941) was a major contributor to the growth and development of Corpus Christi. The Merriman family migrated to Corpus Christi from Connecticut in 1838 by way of Bastrop, San Marcos, Edinburg and . . . Map (db m182939) HM
40 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 6331 — Elihu Harrison Ropes
Speculator and developer Elihu Harrison Ropes (1845-1898) had been a publisher, realtor, and insurance agent in New Jersey before coming to Texas on a vacation during the late 1880s. A venture along the Gulf Coast resulted in his plan to develop a . . . Map (db m32082) HM
41 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 1519 — Explosion of the Steamship Dayton
Shortly after the people of Texas voted to approve annexation to the U.S. in June 1845, the U.S. entered a boundary dispute between Texas and Mexico. President James K. Polk ordered General Zachary Taylor to position his troops on or near the Rio . . . Map (db m31938) HM
42 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 6306 — Felix Von Blucher
German native Anton Felix Hans Hellmuth von Blucher (1819-1879) came to the United States in 1844, arriving in New Orleans. The following year he moved to Texas and joined the German settlers at New Braunfels. Trained in engineering, languages, . . . Map (db m206894) HM
43 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 1625 — First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi
On August 17, 1878, a group of local residents met in the home of S.T. Foster at 702 Antelope Street to organize the First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi. Under the leadership of the Rev. J.W.D. Creath, a noted pioneer Baptist missionary, the . . . Map (db m32085) HM
44 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 1751 — First Methodist Church of Corpus Christi
The Rev. John Haynie conducted Methodist worship services at Corpus Christi in 1846 as federal troops gathered in preparation for what would become the Mexican War. It was not until 1853, however, that a Methodist church was established in the . . . Map (db m207385) HM
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45 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 1832 — First Presbyterian Church of Corpus Christi
Formally organized on May 12, 1867, under the leadership of the Rev. William Mitchell, this congregation began with seven charter members. Construction of a sanctuary was begun immediately, but it was not completed until May 1868 due to a yellow . . . Map (db m207388) HM
46 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 1924 — Flour Bluff
In the spring of 1838 France blockaded the coast of Mexico during the Pastry War, so-called because of the mistreatment of French citizens, including pastry chefs, living in Mexico. The strategic location of Corpus Christi Bay led to the revival . . . Map (db m206936) HM
47 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 17332 — Flour Bluff Independent School District
The oil and gas industries merged with ranching and the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi to create a need for a new school. The first building was opened in 1892 in Brighton, which later became Flour Bluff. After the 1916 hurricane destroyed . . . Map (db m207398) HM
48 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 2059 — French-Galvan House
Originally located at the corner of Waco and Comanche Streets, this colonial revival home was built in 1907-08 for the family of Asa Milton and Frances Garrett French. A.M. French (1850-1936), a native of New Hampshire, was a surveyor and civil . . . Map (db m118080) HM
49 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — Galvan Ballroom
1632 Agnes Built in 1950 Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m231782) HM
50 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 18485 — Galvan Ballroom
The Galvan Ballroom was established near downtown Corpus Christi in 1950. Rafael Galvan hired Corpus Christi architect Everett E. Hamon to design the streamline moderne building. Galvan was a prominent citizen of Corpus Christi. He was the city's . . . Map (db m182975) HM
51 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 6337 — General W.W. Sterling(April 27, 1891 - April 26, 1960)
Officer who rose from Ranger to Adjutant General. Ranching, law enforcement were his life's work. Six feet four inches tall, he was expert shot and horseman. Scout for U.S. Army in 1914-1917 border troubles; served in two world wars, a colonel . . . Map (db m182916) HM
52 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 20157 — George Owens
After the War Department issued General Order 329 in October 1863, African Americans had the opportunity to fight in the Union Army. George Owens, born enslaved in 1843 in Kentucky, took this opportunity. Owens enlisted in the Union Army on June 28, . . . Map (db m182932) HM
53 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 16479 — German POW Camp at NAS Corpus Christi
During World War II, approximately 50,000 prisoners of war (POWs), primarily Germans, were housed in nearly 70 Texas camps. In 1945, U.S. Army officials at Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio) made a decision to send POWs already held in Texas to Naval . . . Map (db m206940) HM
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54 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 17953 — Gold Star Court of Honor
The Corpus Christi Gold Star Court of Honor pays tribute to the mothers of the servicemen of Nueces County killed during World War I (1914-1918). Incorporated into the existing Spohn Park, part of the Broadway Bluff improvements completed in . . . Map (db m118391) HM WM
55 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 2251 — Grande-Grossman House
This structure was built in 1904 as a residence for the family of Benito Grande (1865-1926). Originally located at 709 Artesian Street (approximately 1 mile southwest), it was moved here in 1982 to preserve it from demolition. Benito Grande moved . . . Map (db m33480) HM
56 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 12128 — Grossman-Graham House
A.C. Erwin, owner and developer of Corpus Christi's elite Oak Park subdivision, probably had this house built about the time Oak Park opened in 1929. Designed by local architect N.W. Hardy of the firm of Hardy and Curan, this became the home of . . . Map (db m182979) HM
57 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 6318 — Guaranty Title Company
The division of large area ranches in the early 1900s resulted in the need for clear titles of land, much of which dated from Spanish grants. One of the first individuals to start an abstract firm in Southwest Texas was Henry B. Baldwin, who . . . Map (db m207764) HM
58 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 18482 — Gutzon Borglum and the Corpus Christi Bayfront
Well-known in San Antonio for his “Trail Drivers” sculpture on permanent display inside the Witte Museum, Danish-American artist Gutzon Borglum (1867-1941) made several proposals to the City of Corpus Christi in the early twentieth . . . Map (db m117452) HM
59 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 2424 — Hebrew Rest Cemetery
This burial ground was established in 1875 to serve the pioneer Jewish settlers of Corpus Christi, 55 years before the formal organization of a Jewish congregation in the area. Earlier burials had been in the nearest Jewish cemetery, located at . . . Map (db m207813) HM
60 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 6320 — Henry Lawrence Kinney
Known as the founder of Corpus Christi, Pennsylvania native Henry Lawrence Kinney (1814-1861) was trained to become a merchant by his father, Simon Kinney. He helped lay out the town of Peru, Illinois, and eventually made his way to this part of . . . Map (db m118498) HM
61 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 17615 — Hilltop Tuberculosis Sanitorium
The Hilltop Tuberculosis Sanatorium was the answer to Corpus Christi and Nueces County residents in need of a dedicated treatment facility for tuberculosis (TB). Known as consumption, TB dates to antiquity and remains endemic in much of the world. . . . Map (db m207818) HM
62 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 14040 — Irishtown
Bounded by Twigg and Tiger Streets, Hall's Bayou and Corpus Christi Bay, the section of the city's Ward One known as Irishtown included primarily Irish residents, although there were also Anglo Americans, Mexican Americans, African Americans, Greeks . . . Map (db m32174) HM
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63 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 2711 — Jalufka-Galatos House
A first-generation Texan, James Jalufka (1879-1969) was born in Lavaca County, the son of Moravian (Czech) immigrants. A veteran of the Spanish-American War, he also served as a soldier in World War I. He was a prominent South Texas cotton grower . . . Map (db m33637) HM
64 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 22411 — James Downing
Born in Devonshire, England, on December 4, 1842, to William and Hannah Downing, James Downing immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts, in about 1850 with his family. On March 6, 1862, James enlisted for three years in the First Massachusetts Heavy . . . Map (db m201979) HM
65 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 18857 — John Bernard Murphy
Born in 1821, in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland, John Bernard Murphy immigrated to the United States in 1845. Upon arriving in New Orleans, Murphy joined the United States Army as a staff reporter under General Zachary Taylor at the onset of war . . . Map (db m207910) HM
66 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 17624 — John Dix
Born in Littleton, Massachusetts, in 1796, John Dix played a significant role in American and state history. As a teenager, he served aboard a privateer during the War of 1812. He was engaged in capturing the English brig Don Dossack, which . . . Map (db m182938) HM
67 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 18855 — Jovita Gonzáles de Mireles(January 18, 1904 - January 25, 1983)
Mexican American folklorist, writer, teacher, speaker, and cultural historian, Jovita Gonzales de Mireles, was born in Roma, Texas, near the Texas-Mexico Border as a fifth-generation descendant of a land-grant family, she was born and raised on her . . . Map (db m193757) HM
68 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 6323 — Julius Lichtenstein House
This was a merchant's residence of the early 1900s. Born in Indianola, Julius Lichtenstein (1871-1923) was three when his family moved to Corpus Christi and opened a drygoods store in 1874. From childhood, he worked in the store that in time became . . . Map (db m33666) HM
69 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — Kamikaze“Divine Wind” — USS Lexington —
Kamikaze, meaning “divine wind,” was an echo from Japan’s legendary past. It was the name of a wind god who was said to have sent a typhoon that repulsed a mongol invasion fleet heading for Japan in the year 1281. Nearly seven centuries . . . Map (db m96281) WM
70 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 2899 — Karankawa Indians
Among the first Indians encountered in Texas by 16th and 17th century European explorers were the nomadic Karankawas, who lived along the coast from Galveston Bay to the Corpus Christi area. A primitive tribe, the Karankawas fished and gathered . . . Map (db m207924) HM
71 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 2915 — Kelsey Memorial Methodist Church(Iglesia Metodista Kelsey Memorial)
This church was established in 1872 by Bishop John C. Keener. The Rev. Alejo Hernandez served as the first pastor. The church prospered then faltered during the Mexican revolution and depression but survived to become the Iglesia . . . Map (db m207938) HM
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72 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 6325 — Kovner-Bobys Homestead
On original Spanish land grant of 1831, "Rincon de Oso". Built 1851. Lumber of native wood, sawed by hand. Square nails. 3 gables, 2 chimneys. Commandeered as hospital during the Civil War and in a . . . Map (db m33339) HM
73 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 17954 — Louis de Planque
Born in Prussia in April 1842, Louis de Planque immigrated to Mexico during the American Civil War era. By 1864 he was working in Matamoros and soon opened a photography studio in Brownsville, Texas. During the American Civil War, the Confederate . . . Map (db m182936) HM
74 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 2990 — LULAC Reported unreadable
One of the most influential American political groups of the twentieth century, the League of United Latin American Citizens was founded in Corpus Christi. The formation of LULAC resulted from the merger of three groups: the Order of Sons of . . . Map (db m118076) HM
75 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 6313 — Matthew Dunn
A native of Ireland, Matthew Dunn was the first of five brothers to immigrate to the United States and settle in Corpus Christi. Their descendants have served prominently as active business and civic leaders throughout South Texas. Upon his . . . Map (db m182982) HM
76 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 18943 — Matthew Nolan
After the death of their parents, Mary Nolan arrived in Corpus Christi in 1845 at the age of sixteen along with her two brothers, Matt, eleven, and Tom, nine. Mary became a nurse in the United States Army, allowing Matt to serve as a bugler and Tom . . . Map (db m182944) HM
77 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 3278 — McCampbell House
Mary Alice Ward McCampbell, widow of William Berry McCampbell, purchased land at 1421 Water Street in the old Irishtown section of Corpus Christi in 1908. Soon thereafter she hired local architect and builder William F. Bowles to design and build a . . . Map (db m33276) HM
78 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 6324 — Merriman House
Originally built on property that was part of a Mexican land grant awarded to Enrique Villareal in 1831, this house was constructed for Walter Merriman in 1851. Merriman, a lawyer, had moved to Corpus Christi from Illinois shortly after his marriage . . . Map (db m33401) HM
79 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 14029 — Moravian Club of Nueces County
An organization vital to the preservation of the area's rich heritage, the Moravian Club of Nueces County first formed to build and maintain a meeting hall for the many settlers of Czech descent, primarily Moravian, who migrated to southwestern . . . Map (db m208084) HM
80 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 14911 — Moses Menger Elementary School
Moses Menger Elementary School opened on South Alameda Street in January 1929 to serve students in Corpus Christi. It was the first Corpus Christi School built outside of the city's central area extent, helping to initiate development in the . . . Map (db m182922) HM
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81 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 20033 — Mother Margaret Mary Healy Murphy
Born in Cahersiveen, County Kerry, Ireland, on May 4, 1833, Margaret Mary Healy immigrated to the United States in 1845 with her physician father, Richard Healy. After staying with her brothers, uncles and aunts, they made their way to Matamoros . . . Map (db m207912) HM
82 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 16478 — Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
After the fall of France to Germany in June 1940, there was an increasing possibility of United States involvement in World War II, and an urgent need for naval aviators and naval air stations to train them. Coastal south Texas was considered an . . . Map (db m206937) HM
83 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — Niña
This ship is a replica of Christopher Columbus' ship Niña. It is one of three ships built in Spain to commemorate the historic 1492 voyage. After crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the three ships toured American ports in 1992 before coming to . . . Map (db m33186) HM
84 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 3620 — Nueces County
Created April 18, 1846 Organized July 13, 1846 Named for the river which, in 1689, Alonso de Leon called the Nueces because of the many pecan trees on its banks Corpus Christi county seatMap (db m231751) HM
85 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 3621 — Nueces County Courthouse of 1914
In 1853 lawlessness in Nueces County, which covered most of the area from Corpus Christi to the Mexican border, prompted the construction of the first county courthouse on this block. Three lots were purchased for $300 from Corpus Christi founder, . . . Map (db m32122) HM
86 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 6327 — Nuecestown(4 Miles North)
Henry L. Kinney (b. 1914), who founded Corpus Christi, established Nuecestown in 1852 at the location of the first ferry crossing on the Nueces River west of Corpus Christi. He sent agents to Europe, primarily England and Germany, to promote his . . . Map (db m208179) HM
87 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 3624 — Nuecestown Cemetery
This burial ground served the original residents of the Nuecestown community. The settlement was established in 1852 by Col. Henry Lawrence Kinney (b. 1814) who owned a trading post at Corpus Christi, 13.5 miles southeast. Originally called "The . . . Map (db m208185) HM
88 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 3625 — Nuecestown Raid
During the reconstruction era in Texas, tensions mounted between Anglo settlers and Mexicans in the Nueces River area. On March 26, 1875, a band of raiders attacked a farm near Nuecestown, stealing livestock and taking some of the settlers . . . Map (db m208184) HM
89 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 3626 — Nuecestown Schoolhouse
Colonel Henry Lawrence Kinney established a trading post in the area now known as Corpus Christi in 1839. In 1850 he planned a settlement, which came to be called Nuecestown, approximately twelve miles up the Nueces River. The public school in . . . Map (db m208187) HM
90 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 6305 — Old Bayview Cemetery
The oldest federal military cemetery in Texas, Old Bayview was laid out by U.S. Army engineers while Brig. Gen. Zachary Taylor was encamped in Corpus Christi on the eve of the Mexican War. On Sept. 13, 1845, the steamer "Dayton", used to transfer . . . Map (db m202010) HM
91 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — Old Bayview Mesquite
The first military funeral in Texas took place on this site in 1845. This venerable tree remains as a monument and a living witness to the troubled times that typified that era in Texas history.Map (db m182972) HM
92 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 6333 — Old St. Patrick's Church
St. Patrick's parish included only 19 families when the Rev. Bernard O'Reilly (1821-75) became first resident pastor in 1853. He supervised construction of Corpus Christi's first Catholic Church. The adobe building stood on Tancahua Street . . . Map (db m208255) HM
93 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 3908 — Padre Island and Padre Nicolas Balli
First called Corpus Christi Island or Isla Santiago, Padre Island was named for Padre Jose Nicolas Balli (1772-1829). His family migrated from Spain in 1569 and became large landowners in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, influential in military and . . . Map (db m182904) HM
94 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — Padre Island National Seashore
Welcome to Padre Island National Seashore-Spring, summer, autumn, winter—any time is a special time to begin your Padre Island National Seashore adventure. Take a day, a weekend, or longer to enjoy the Gulfshore playgrounds of America’s . . . Map (db m95685)
95 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 17981 — Rabbi Sidney A. Wolf
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on December 8, 1906, Sidney Wolf spent his childhood developing his skills as a pianist. In high school, he conceived the idea of using his musical talent to enhance a career as a rabbi. He studied music at the Cincinnati . . . Map (db m182913) HM
96 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 18484 — Richard and Minerva King House
Richard King (1884-1974), grandson of rancher Captain Richard King, built this two-story brick Italian Renaissance home in 1928 after losing his previous home during the 1919 hurricane. King was born on his father’s ranch in Agua Dulce and grew up . . . Map (db m209263) HM
97 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — Rising SunUSS Lexington (The Blue Ghost)
On the aft side of the island you see a Japanese Rising Sun flag with a black border. This flag indicates the exact location where in November 1944 a Japanese Kamikaze plane (code name Zeke) crashed into USS Lexington, killing 50 of her crew. . . . Map (db m96280) WM
98 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — Selena MemorialMirador de la Flor (Overlook of the Flower)
City of Corpus Christi Selena Memorial Dedicated May 25, 1997 Selena Quintanilla-Perez 1972-1996 Selena was referred to as La Flor (The Flower) and identified with La Rosa Blanca (The White Rose) When you view La Rosa Blanca, . . . Map (db m37718) HM
99 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 4691 — Sidbury House
Charlotte Scott (Mrs. Edward D.) Sidbury (1830-1904), the builder of this house, was born in North Carolina and came with her parents to Sterling Robertson's colony before the Texas Revolution (1836). She married John Wesley Scott in 1848; they . . . Map (db m33573) HM
100 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 4692 — Sidbury-Savage House
Edward D. Sidbury (1838-1881), a native of North Carolina, migrated to Corpus Christi in 1867. Soon after his arrival, he opened a lumber business. He later built a commercial wharf at the end of Coopers alley, served by a line of the . . . Map (db m210848) HM

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