Fulton Harbor

Fulton Harbor (HM140A)

Location: Rockport, TX 78382 Aransas County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 3.818', W 97° 2.064'

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Fulton's natural shoreline attracted a flourishing beef processing and distribution industry in the 1860s and 1870s. Piers and docks were built by landowners to facilitate the turtle, fishing, oyster, and shrimping industries. A steady growth began and flourished until silting prevented heavy draft vessels from entering the harbor area.

The Navigation District began planning significant improvements to the Fulton Harbor area in 1946 to alleviate the silting. First called the Little Bay Project, a temporary channel 100 feet wide and 6 feet deep was dredged to provide commercial and pleasure craft access. Financed by bonds, the breakwater and a concrete wall and timber bulkhead were completed by 1949.

Silting of the channel again restricted access, and the federal government was asked to provide dredging of the turning basin and 1000-foot-long protective dike on the north end.

Taxpayers approved a tax levy in 1954 to finance dredging of the harbor and the construction of bulkheads and a boat ramp. Additional property around the harbor was acquired to expand harbor facilities and encourage commercial development.

Numerous improvement projects throughout the years have expanded and maintained Fulton Harbor, creating today's commercial and recreational facilities.
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HM NumberHM140A
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Marker Number14
Year Placed2012
Placed ByTown of Fulton, Aransas County Historical Society, Inc., and Aransas County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 12:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 693170 N 3105810
Decimal Degrees28.06363333, -97.03440000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 3.818', W 97° 2.064'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 3' 49.08" N, 97° 2' 3.84" W
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Area Code(s)361
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 215 S Fulton Beach Rd, Rockport TX 78382, US
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