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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Port Isabel, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Cameron County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Cameron County, TX (107) Hidalgo County, TX (45) Willacy County, TX (5)  CameronCounty(107) Cameron County (107)  HidalgoCounty(45) Hidalgo County (45)  WillacyCounty(5) Willacy County (5)
Location of Port Isabel, Texas
    Cameron County (107)
    Hidalgo County (45)
    Willacy County (5)
 
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1Texas (Cameron County), Port Isabel — 14006 — Charles Champion
The son of Joseph Champion, an Italian immigrant who settled in Texas in 1855, Charles Champion was born on February 2, 1870, in Old Point Isabel. He served as district clerk in Hidalgo County before purchasing the Hess General Store in Old Point . . . Map (db m165642) HM
2Texas (Cameron County), Port Isabel — 3780 — Old Port Isabel Lighthouse
The beacon for the commerce of the Rio Grande Erected by the United States Government in 1852 Extinguished during the Civil War Discontinued, 1888 - 1895 Permanently discontinued, 1905 Erected by the State of Texas . . . Map (db m156329) HM
3Texas (Cameron County), Port Isabel — 4076 — Port Isabel Cemetery
Encompassing almost one acre of land, the Port Isabel Cemetery is located on property granted to Don Rafael Garcia by the government of Mexico in 1829. The land was known as the Santa Ysabel Grant, and Garcia soon established a ranch he named El . . . Map (db m165644) HM
4Texas (Cameron County), Port Isabel — Port Isabel LighthouseBuilt 1852 • Retired 1905
Built of brick brought from New Orleans by schooner, the beacon’s 16 mile range guided ships into the harbor and to the Rio Grande, bringing commerce to SW Texas. Darkened during the Civil War, it was used as a lookout by both Union and . . . Map (db m156332) HM
5Texas (Cameron County), Port Isabel — 4063 — Port Isabel, C.S.A.
After Texas seceded and joined the Confederacy, the Federal Navy in late 1861 blockaded this port with the U.S. "Santiago de Cuba". Commerce stoppage caused removal of customs offices to Brownsville and some civilians to neutral Bagdad, Mexico. . . . Map (db m165643) HM
6Texas (Cameron County), Port Isabel — 4082 — Port of Matamoros
The Port of Matamoros was established in 1824. Commercial cargo, shipped mainly from New Orleans and other U.S. ports, was unloaded at the Port and transported overland to Matamoros, Reynosa, Camargo, Monterrey, and Mier. Mexico maintained a . . . Map (db m16542) HM
7Texas (Cameron County), Port Isabel — 4143 — Queen Isabel Inn
Built by 1906 to lodge Rio Grande Railroad Company passengers and tourists, especially fishermen and hunters, the Queen Isabel Inn was first known as "Point Isabel Tarpon & Fishing Club". The hotel hosted family train excursions from Brownsville . . . Map (db m165640) HM
8Texas (Cameron County), Port Isabel — 4796 — Site of Fort Polk
​A Mexican village developed on this point, settled by Mexican ranchers in the 1700s. The village was abandoned prior to the U.S. declaration of war with Mexico in 1846. U.S. forces led by General Zachary Taylor occupied the point on March . . . Map (db m156334) HM
 
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