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History

Site of the Town of Lamar

Named for Mirabeau B. Lamar 1798-1859, President of the Republic of Texas 1838-1841. Established in 1838; made a port of entry in 1839. Sacked by Union troops Feb. 11, 1864. Survived until 1914 but never flourished. Population 1,600 (1990) Today the former town of Lamar is remembered by its cemetery (across from the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department building). Although technically the “town” is more populated than ever, many of the houses are weekend residences and the town lacks a traditional center. State Historical Marker Number: 3018

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First Presbyterian Church

This congregation traces its history to 1869. Although deactivated in 1879, it was reorganized with twenty charter members in 1889. The members met in facilities provided by other churches until their first house of worship was completed at Market and S. Magnolia streets about 1906-07. After surviving several hurricanes, the church moved to this site in 1949. An integral part of local history for over a century, First Presbyterian Church counts among its members many community leaders and descendants of its founding families. (1991)  

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Rockport School

Rockport School has served the town of Rockport for many years as both an educational and community institution. It dates to 1935, during the era of the Great Depression. One of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs to combat the Depression was the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, later the Public Works Administration (PWA), part of the National Industrial Recovery Act. Workers completed construction on the Rockport School, labeled Project Number 2813, under the PWA, and local bonds helped to subsidize the government project. The district had the structure built on the site of an earlier Rockport school,

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Wood-Jackson House

Tobias “T. R” Wood purchased lots at a sheriff’s auction in 1910 and built this Queen Anne style house. T.R worked on his father’s cattle ranch located on San Jose Island, When R.R. moved to Victoria to practice law, his brother, Will W. Wood and wife Alpha Kennedy Wood resided in the home. In 1923 the house was purchased by Stephen Ford Jackson and wife Irene Owners of the Jackson seafood company. Their sons, James and Norvell Jackson started a boat building company called Jackson Marine Service and a third business Jackson channel and dock. Features include front, rear and

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Smith-Brundrett House

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Joe & Bertha Harper House

Built around 1910, this two-story frame Colonial Revival was used as a boarding house for shipyard employees. The home was also used for shelter for 50 refugees during the 1919 hurricane that devastated the coast. In 1920, county judge Joe A. Harper (1881-1928) and his new wife, Bertha Oertling Harper (1888-1978), purchased the home. Judge Harper, a four-term County Judge, was influential in bringing the first coastal highway to the area which spurred development. After Joe’s untimely death in 1928, Bertha and her siblings lived in the home for almost 45 years while she continued her long career as a

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Printed Map of Sites

A printed 'take it with you' map of the Aransas Pathways project sites is available for your use now. The Birding and Kayak sites are over-laid on a map of the full Live Oak and Blackjack peninsulas with a legend. The inside of this folded map are aerial shots of the area with the Bike trails marked with their Ease of Use level. Expanded views of Downtown Rockport and Downtown Fulton with a legend of Historical sites is also included. Plan your custom tours with this valuable map.

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