Fannin, Victoria, Port Lavaca, Indianola, and Port O'Connor

Port O'Connor, Texas

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Named for James W. Fannin, Jr., a hero of the Texas Revolution, the town of Fannin is home to the Fannin Battleground State Historic Site, a site of interest to those tracing the history of the revolution in towns such as Goliad and Gonzales. Termed “the crossroads of Texas,” Victoria is located equal distances from San Antonio, Austin, Houston, and Corpus Christi. Named for the first president of Mexico, the city was founded by forty-one Spanish families. Later the town became one of the first three towns incorporated by the Republic of Texas. Port Lavaca is a community of about 12,000 residents, located on Lavaca Bay, is a center for fishing and agriculture but also contains some visitor attractions. The region is a favorite with bird lovers and beach buffs who find miles of beaches at several parks. Birders also enjoy the challenge of this destination, which is home to eight birding sites along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. Anglers also find plenty of activity with several bay charters. Today little remains of the ghost town. The coastal community of Port O'Connor is just about the end of the road; from here Texas gives way to the Gulf of Mexico. Port O’Connor is a destination for many anglers as well as birders. The commercial fishing center is also the gateway to Matagorda Island State Park.

Fannin, Victoria, Port Lavaca, Indianola, and Port O'Connor Professional Review and Guide

"Named for James W. Fannin, Jr., a hero of the Texas Revolution, the town of Fannin is home to the Fannin Battleground State Historic Site, a site of interest to those tracing the history of the revolution in towns such as Goliad and Gonzales. Termed “the crossroads of Texas,” Victoria is located equal distances from San Antonio, Austin, Houston, and Corpus Christi. Named for the first president of Mexico, the city was founded by forty-one Spanish families. Later the town became one of the first three towns incorporated by the Republic of Texas. Port Lavaca is a community of about 12,000 residents, located on Lavaca Bay, is a center for fishing and agriculture but also contains some visitor attractions.

The region is a favorite with bird lovers and beach buffs who find miles of beaches at several parks. Birders also enjoy the challenge of this destination, which is home to eight birding sites along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. Anglers also find plenty of activity with several bay charters. Today little remains of the ghost town. The coastal community of Port O'Connor is just about the end of the road; from here Texas gives way to the Gulf of Mexico. Port O’Connor is a destination for many anglers as well as birders. The commercial fishing center is also the gateway to Matagorda Island State Park."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Port O'Connor
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Fannin, Victoria, Port Lavaca, Indianola, and Port O'Connor

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