PORT ISABEL

Population 4,691

Altitude 15


General

A small, picturesque village on Laguna Madre, the body of water between the Texas Mainland and Padre Island. named for Spanish Queen Isabella who financed Columbus's voyage. Seaside atmosphere with accommodations, RV parks, shrimp boat fleet. Was supply base for Gen. Zachary Taylor's army in Brownsville during the Mexican War form 1846 - 49, port saw flow of gold seekers from the East, landing here to begin overland trek to California.

FISHING

LADY BEA

PORT ISABEL LIGHTHOUSE STATE HISTORIC SITE

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