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ARANSAS COUNTY, TEXAS


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    Aransas County History

    Historical Marker: ( 301 N. Live Oak, Rockport, Courthouse grounds)
    ARANSAS COUNTY
    Created out of the coastal portion of Refugio County in 1871, Aransas County is the second smallest county in Texas. Within its boundaries are three bays of the Gulf of Mexico: Copano, St. Charles, and Aransas. The area was the site of early Indian inhabitation and Spanish exploration, as well as Anglo colonization efforts of the 1830s and 1840s. Aransas County communities are supported by such industries as fishing, agriculture, off-shore oil production, bird watching, and tourism. The county is home to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, created in 1937. (1990)

    1936 Centennial Marker: (E. Orleans Street, Rockport)
    ARANSAS COUNTY
    Created September 18, 1871 from Refugio County;
    Organized in 1871 with Rockport as the county seat
    Named for the river Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu

    Aransas County Courthouse
    Texas - Aransas County Courthouse
    Aransas County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Aransas County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Rockport
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  • Fulton
  • Lamar ghost town
  • Palm Harbor
  • Rockport County seat

  • Aransas County TX 1907 postal map
    Aransas County 1907 Post Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Aransas County 1920s Map
    Aransas County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Aransas County 1940s Map
    Aransas County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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