Point Comfort

Point Comfort, at the junction of Farm Road 1593 and State Highway 35, two miles east of Port Lavaca across Lavaca Bay in Calhoun County, was established in the early 1950s. On July 11, 1953, residents voted to become the county's third incorporated city. Earl L. Ermey was elected mayor. The post office opened in 1955 with Annie Ramsey as postmaster. Many basic public facilities and improvements were built in the 1950s, including a fire station and a public swimming pool. In 1955 Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Miller organized the city library. By the early 1960s a large aluminum plant and chemical industries supported the town's economy. In 1969 Point Comfort had six churches, a school, and a public library. In 1961 the population was 1,453, in 1972 it was 1,446, and in 1988 it was 1,147. Eleven businesses were reported in 1988, and in 1990 the population was 956. By 2000 the population dropped to 781.

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

Point Comfort is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    28.67146090
    Longitude
    -96.55908500

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

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Point Comfort by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Point Comfort
Pop. Year Source
702 2019 Texas Demographic Center
737 2010 Texas Demographic Center
781 2000 Texas Demographic Center
956 1990 Texas Demographic Center