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POINT COMFORT, TEXAS

Calhoun County, Texas Gulf Coast

2840'34"N 9633'32"W (28.676078, -96.558750)

Hwy 35 and FM 1593
East side of Lavaca Bay
E of Port Lavaca the county seat
23 miles W of Palacios
Population: 721 Est. (2016)
737 (2010) 781 (2000) 956 (1990)

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Texas gulf coast boat ramp
The public boat ramp in Point Comfort
TE photo, 2001

History in a Pecan Shell

Point Comfort is a recent arrival on the Texas town scene, despite its location on Lavaca Bay. It was the third town to be incorporated in Calhoun County and that only happened in July of 1953. The main shopping district of Point Comfort has a distinct 1950s appearance and could very well become a future example of a multi-store commercial strip. Even though the stores now serve other businesses, it's easy to see the anchor store was a grocery.

Alcoa Plant at Point Comfort Texas
Alcoa Plant and truck n Point Comfort
The Alcoa Plant at Point Comfort
TE photo, 2001

It was a planned community from the very beginning and the plans included a library and pool. Although it's proximity to the Alcoa Plant gives it the appearance of a company town, the plant and chemical companies came years later. The neighborhoods have houses that perfectly match the neighborhoods of SE Houston and Pasadena.

The amenities of Point Comfort do not appear overtaxed. There's always room at the pool and boat ramp and Port Lavaca is just a short drive across the causeway.
A hydrant in Point Comfort
A Point Comfort hydrant
TE photo
Calhoun  County Texas 1920s map
Calhoun County 1920s map showing Lavaca Bay and Port Lavaca
From 1920 Texas state map #10749

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Point Comfort, Texas Area Towns:
Port Lavaca the county seat
Olivia | Port Alto | Victoria
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