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POINT COMFORT, TEXAS

Calhoun County, Texas Gulf Coast
FM 1593 and Hwy 35
2 miles E of Port Lavaca
26 miles W of Palacios

Population: 1,077

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Texas gulf coast boat ramp
The public boat ramp in Point Comfort
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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
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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.

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A Point Comfort hydrant. TE photo

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