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NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Nueces County History

    (Historical marker by the old courthouse, North Mesquite and IH 37)
    NUECES COUNTY
    Named for Rio Nueces (River of Nuts), its northern border. In 1519 Pineda, one of the first Spanish explorers, paused briefly in this area. Spain founded Fort Lipantitlan nearby in 1531. Post, named for an indian village, fell into Anglo-American hands in 1835 during Texas Revolution. Strategic value of this area (with its outlet to the sea) was recognized in 1845 when U.S. Army forces camped here en route to battle fronts in Mexican War.
    County was created 1846 and organized in 1847 with Corpus Christi as the county seat.

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

    Nueces 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 -
    Corpus Christi
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  • Agua Dulce
  • Aransas Pass
  • Banquete
  • Bishop
  • Bluntzer
  • Chapman Ranch
  • Clarkwood ghost town
  • Concordia ghost town
  • Corpus Christi County Seat
  • Driscoll
  • Gardendale ghost town
  • McNorton
  • Nuecestown ghost town
  • Petronila
  • Port Aransas
  • Robstown
  • Violet
  • Nueces County TX 1907 postal map
    Nueces County 1907 Post Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Nueces County 1920s Map
    Nueces County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Nueces County 1940s Map
    Nueces County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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