Port Lavaca, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni
N 28° 38.224 W 096° 37.038
14R E 732916 N 3170098
Quick Description: Port Lavaca is located near the center point of the 275-mile Texas Gulf Coast. These flags are at the intersection of TX-35 and Broadway, in front of Half Moon Reef Lighthouse, the Visitors Center.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2016 4:21:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMTDB7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Welcoming Visitors Since 1519

A Clovis Point found in this area from prehistoric times indicates that Calhoun County was inhabited by Paleo-American groups. Later, the Karankawa Indians covered an area from Galveston to Corpus Christi and inland for about 150 miles. The Karankawas were here to meet the first European explorers. By approximately the mid 1860s they had all but disappeared. Some experts believe that a small band migrated to Mexico.

Many people have visited this enchanted area of the Texas Mid-Gulf Coast for many years. The first European to explore the seven bays of Calhoun County was Alonza Alvarez de Pineda in 1519. In February of 1685, Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle landed on the shores near present day Indianola on Matagorda Bay and established the first French fort in Texas named Fort St. Louis. One of his four ships the LaBelle sank and was recently discovered in the waters of the Matagorda Bay. A statue of his likeness is located in Indianola Park.

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