Site of San Luis

Site of San Luis (HM1CX4)

Location: Freeport, TX 77541 Brazoria County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 4.742', W 95° 7.803'

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Located on an island owned by Stephen F. Austin in 1832, the town of San Luis was established by the early 1830s. In 1836 the Follett family opened a boardinghouse and established a ferry service between Galveston and Brazoria County. Developers such as George L. Hammeken laid off town lots and planned for a major rail and canal connection to local plantations for shipping cotton and other local products. By 1840 San Luis was a thriving community with a population of 2,000. There were plans to build a bridge to the mainland, and a plat filed with the county clerk in 1841 outlined a city with more than fifty blocks. Storms, harbor sanding and a depressed economy made San Luis a short-lived community. By the end of the 20th century, most of the original townsite was under water due to shoreline erosion.
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HM NumberHM1CX4
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Marker Number11766
Year Placed2000
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 11:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 292665 N 3218615
Decimal Degrees29.07903333, -95.13005000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 4.742', W 95° 7.803'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 4' 44.52" N, 95° 7' 48.18" W
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Area Code(s)979, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13134 San Luis Pass Park, Freeport TX 77541, US
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