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County
Calhoun
Region
Gulf Coast
Population
2010 Census - 737
2000 Census - 781
Nearby
Towns
Point Comfort, Texas
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Point Comfort Texas History:
The town was established in the 1950s. It began as a planned community on Lavaca Bay with a pool, library, and boat ramp as amenities; it incorporated in 1953. The post office and library were established in 1955. Years later Alcoa built a plant nearby, and chemical companies established plants in the area. Point Comfort is located at the intersection of SH 35 and FM 1593, 2 miles east of Port Lavaca (across the causeway), and 26 miles west of Palacios, Texas. 
 
Historic Cox's Point, Texas Historical Marker Text:
“An early landing place for supplies for the interior. Captain Jack Shackleford’s “Red Rovers” of Alabama disembarked at this point. A town established in 1836 was burned by Indians in 1840.” The marker is located at the Northeast end of the SH 35 Causeway, near the western city limits of Point Comfort.
 
Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort:
The port has been a designated United States Customs Port of Entry since 1963. The Matagorda ship channel opened to traffic in 1965 and serves hundreds of ships and barges each year. Primary cargos include chemicals, petrochemicals, aluminum ore, and agricultural fertilizer. Port facilities include three liquid cargo ship docks, a 1,100 foot pier with two ship berths and multiple loading arms, six barge slips and public barge staging area with 10 mooring dolphins. The port is served by the Point Comfort and Northern Railway, a short line railroad which connects with the Union Pacific main line 20 miles from the harbor. The port is managed by the Calhoun Port Authority. (361) 987-2813.
 
Calhoun County Point Comfort Branch Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Tue, 9:30am-1:30pm & 2pm-6pm; Wed & Thu, 10:30am-1:30am & 2pm-6pm; Fri, 10am-3pm; Sat, 9am-12pm. (361) 987-2954. 1 Lamar Street, Point Comfort, TX 77978.