Key Allegro

Key Allegro is a coastal development located on a triangular peninsula between the communities of Rockport and Fulton in southwestern Aransas County. Cut off from the mainland by Little Bay, the area was used by Karankawa Indians before Anglo settlement. By the late 1860s, with the development of Rockport and Fulton, a hide and tallow factory owned by a man named Cushman operated on the land. In 1874 Bavarian Franz Josef Frandolig obtained a patent from the state of Texas for the property. With his family, he ran a farm and salt works, and the peninsula became known as Frandolig Point. Apparently the Frandolig family was no longer on the site when a severe hurricane swept it clean in 1919. For several decades only fishermen and birdwatchers occasionally visited the area that had become a haven for wildlife.

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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