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COX'S POINT, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Calhoun County, Texas Gulf Coast
On Cox's Bay
Marker on Hwy 35

Cox's Point, Texas Area Hotels:
Port Lavaca Hotels

Site of Cox's Point Marker, Texas Gulf Coast
This marker is located on a point of land just NE of the Lavaca Bay bridge before getting to Point Comfort.
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, June 2007
History on a Pinhead

Named for early settler Thomas Cox, the "point" was originally at the end of a peninsula that jutted into what is now Cox's Bay - bounded by the larger Lavaca Bay. This was an early point of entry for Americans entering Mexican Texas in the 1820s and 30s and was also the site of a trading post in 1832.

The marker text reads: "An early landing place of supplies for the interior. Captain Jack Shackleford's Red Rovers of Alabama also disembarked from this point. A town established here in 1836 was burned by the Indians in 1840."

Cox's Point has a shared history with the neighoring ghost town of Linnville.

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