Site of San Luis

Site of San Luis (HM1CX4)

Location: Freeport, TX 77541 Brazoria County
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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.
HM NumberHM1CX4
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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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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