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Nueces County Texas
Broadway in Corpus Christi
Founded in 1846 from portions of San Patricio County.
Seat: Corpus Christi
Named after the Nueces River which runs through the county.
Nueces County, including the entire area south of Bexar County west to the Rio Grande and east to the Gulf of Mexico, was formed from San Patricio County in 1846 and organized the same year. Corpus Christi, which was incorporated in 1846, became the county seat.
The population of the county, however, remained small. Although large numbers of fortune-seekers passed through Corpus Christi to join wagon trains heading west during the California gold rush of 1849, few settlers put down roots. Continuous Indian attacks and the relative isolation of the region kept away most would-be settlers. The first census of the county in 1850 showed a population of 689. During the early years of the Civil War, Corpus Christi was an important center for Confederate commerce. In 1859 no fewer than forty-five small vessels carried trade between Corpus Christi and Indianola. Small boats sailing inside the barrier islands transported goods from the Brazos River to the Rio Grande, while inland cotton was moved along the Cotton Road through Banquete to Matamoros and the mills of England. In an effort to halt the trade, Union forces seized control of Mustang Island in the fall of 1863. Corpus Christi was twice bombarded by federal gunboats, but the overland trade continued without interruption until the end of the war.
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Agua Dulce * Aransas Pass * Banquete * Bishop * Chapman Ranch * Corpus Christi * Driscoll * Ingleside
Kingsville * La Paloma-Lost Creek * North San Pedro * Petronila * Port Aransas * Rabb * Rancho Banquete
Robstown * San Patricio * Sandy Hollow-Escondidas * Spring Garden-Terra Verde * Tierra Grande * Violet *
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- Website Updates:
Jul 2015: News: Newspapers of Nueces CountyApr 2015: Death News: MONTGOMERY, ARCHER; Marriage News: MORGAN, SAULS
Jul 2014: Obit for McCRACKEN, ATKINSON,
Feb 2014: History of Corpus Christi, History of Port Aransas (Tarpon Bay)
Jan 2014: Civil War Roll of Honor Colored, Obits for Cahill, Harry Reynolds and Harry Douglass, Histories of Nueces County, Bishop and Kingsville
Oct 2013: Obits for MALLORY, HOFFMAN, DUBOIS, TURNER, HANDY, HAMLIN, GOODHAND, LAFFERTY, SCHATEEL, CONSTANTINE, KENNEDY, PARHAM, WILLIAMS; Marriage News for CHAPMAN-FURMAN; KINNEY-HERBERT; ATWOOD-KING; MERRIMAN-VAN SLOOTEN
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