Carancahua

Carancahua, in southeastern Jackson County, was originally an informal cluster of log cabins and was apparently named for its position near the banks of Carancahua Bay. By 1880 Carancahua was the site of a mail stop called Freeport, on the route from Texana to Matagorda. There was a post office at Carancahua from 1897 to 1926. In 1908 local boosters offered town lots for sale, but the town's location-conducive to malaria and floods-discouraged prospective investors. In 1915 the community reported a population of fifty. By the 1920s the population hovered around twenty-five, and by 1931 Carancahua no longer reported a population. In the 1960s a community building was at the site. Carancahua was still listed as a community in 1990.

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

Yes

Place type

Carancahua is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Cheeseburg)
  • (Freeport)
  • (Lewis' Wharf)

Locations

  • Latitude
    28.69665950
    Longitude
    -96.38969360

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Carancahua by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
375 2009 Local Officials