Calhoun

Calhoun, on Matagorda Island, was projected by the Republic of Texas in January 1839, when Congress directed the secretary of the treasury to have 640 acres on the north end of the island surveyed as the site for a seaport. Lots in the town went on sale in June 1841. A customhouse was established, and Alexander Somervell was appointed collector of customs. The town failed to prosper, however, and the customhouse was moved to Port Caballo. Calhoun ceased to exist by 1845.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

No

Place type

Calhoun is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    28.37673000
    Longitude
    -96.41304900

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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