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PORT ALTO, TEXAS

Calhoun County, Texas Gulf Coast

2 miles E of Hwy 172
8 miles S of Hwy 35
22 miles SW of Palacios
21 miles NW of Port Lavaca
Population: 700 est. (2010)

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Port Alto, Texas gulf coast scene
Port Alto landscape
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History in a Pecan Shell

The former settlers on this little spot of Carancahua Bay called the place Persimmon Point. It became a subdivision in 1939 and rarely had more than 10 permanent residents. One store provided the necessities of life. Summer residents brought the population up to 200.

The town was destroyed by Hurricane Carla in 1961 as was the causeway bridge between Port Lavaca and Point Comfort. The remaining portion of the bridge is now in use as a fishing pier. Port Alto was rebuilt by 1966.

The dock in Port Alto Texas
The Dock
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Marsh on Port Alto, Texas gulf coast
Bay view
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Port Alto has a neat but tiny beach. If you're looking for a beach in the area - consider nearby Olivia. Olivia has space like Port Alto has houses.

Port Alto, Texas area towns:
Palacios | Port Lavaca
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