Sabine City laid out in 1836 by Sam Houston and Philip A. Sublett. Name changed to Sabine Pass in 1839. At one time the population numbered around 6,000, but storms in 1886 , 1900, and 1915 took heavy tolls. Historically significant event was Battle of Sabine Pass during the War Between the States. The city was annexed by Port Arthur in 1978.

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