Calhoun County

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Arcadia Publishing, 2013 - History - 127 pages
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Calhoun County is a regional playground along the mid-Texas coast. Located where US Highway 87 begins and the Guadalupe River ends, the county was organized in 1846. Bordered by inland bays and the Gulf of Mexico, the area boasts of more than 560 miles of coastline, making it a hot spot for tourists and boaters. Easy access to the Gulf via the Port O Connor jetties makes this one of the most popular fishing resorts on the entire Texas coast. With the abundance of water, coastal prairies, and marshes, Calhoun County is also favorite place for birders and photographers and is home to more than 400 species of birds and eight birding sites along the Texas Birding Trail. The county s visitor-friendly population of 21,000 even doubles on some weekends, such as the Fourth of July."

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Life on the Bay 1l
Agriculture and Industry
Community and Tourism
About the Organization

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George Anne Cormier, director at the Calhoun County Museum since 1996, has spearheaded this book project. Established in 1964, the museum continues to grow and to serve the people of Calhoun County by keeping alive the history of one of the most prominent areas in Texas history.

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