“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Aransas Pass, Texas

Clickable Map of Aransas 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> Aransas County, TX (72) Calhoun County, TX (85) Nueces County, TX (151) Refugio County, TX (31) San Patricio County, TX (51)  AransasCounty(72) Aransas County (72)  CalhounCounty(85) Calhoun County (85)  NuecesCounty(151) Nueces County (151)  RefugioCounty(31) Refugio County (31)  SanPatricioCounty(51) San Patricio County (51)
Rockport is the county seat for Aransas County
Aransas Pass is in Aransas County
      Aransas County (72)  
      Calhoun County (85)  
      Nueces County (151)  
      Refugio County (31)  
      San Patricio County (51)  
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1 Texas, Aransas County, Aransas Pass — 11686 — Cementerio San Antonio de Padua
According to local lore, George Lewis (1859–1895) donated one-half acre of land at this site to the Hispanic citizens of the area for use as a cemetery, provided that he be buried in the center of the land. Handmade stones indicate burials . . . Map (db m53744) HM
2 Texas, San Patricio County, Aransas Pass — 15982 — Aransas Pass First Baptist Church
The Reverend J.D. Hall guided the sixteen original members of Aransas Pass Missionary Baptist Church in the congregation's organization on October 17, 1909, almost six months before the city's founding. The church's earliest meetings were held in a . . . Map (db m182839) HM
3 Texas, San Patricio County, Aransas Pass — 13261 — First United Methodist Churchof Aransas Pass
Efforts to create a regional shipping center and port in this vicinity began in the middle 19th century. By 1890, plans were well underway to dig a ship channel and develop Aransas Harbor City. Residents of Aransas Harbor (now Aransas Pass) used a . . . Map (db m182775) HM
4 Texas, San Patricio County, Aransas Pass — 2262 — Great Land Lottery of Aransas Pass
In 1909, real estate developers E.O. Burton and A.H. Danforth embarked upon a land promotion scheme to take advantage of available land in Aransas Pass. They hired journalist W.H. Vernor to produce the "Aransas Pass Progress" which promoted Aransas . . . Map (db m182835) HM
5 Texas, San Patricio County, Aransas Pass — 17321 — John Wiebel VFW Post 2932
In 1899, the United States government passed a law establishing the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) as a fraternal organization to help veterans and their families. Influenced by the VFW, congress established veterans benefits in 1917 that included . . . Map (db m182776) HM
6 Texas, San Patricio County, Aransas Pass — 5230 — Terminal Railroad
Built in 1892, the Aransas Harbor Terminal Railroad ("Old Terminal Railroad") provided a means for transporting rock from mainland quarries to jetties under construction in the pass. In 1909 the Aransas Pass Channel and Dock Company was chartered . . . Map (db m201932) HM
7 Texas, San Patricio County, Aransas Pass — VFW
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2932 of Aransas Pass, Texas on this date would like to dedicate this UH-1 Huey helicopter as a memorial recognizing and honoring those brave men and women who risked their lives so that their fellow men may live in . . . Map (db m182815) WM
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Apr. 12, 2024