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CALALLEN, TX

CALALLEN, TEXAS. Calallen, on Interstate Highway 37 in extreme north central Nueces County, was once an independent town but is now part of Corpus Christi. It was named for Calvin Allen, who donated land for the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway. A nearby Nueces River dam is named Calallen Dam. The Calallen community received a post office in 1908 with Ira D. Magee as the first postmaster. The post office was discontinued sometime after 1960. In 1914 the town had 150 residents and nine businesses. Its population dwindled to twenty-five by 1925 but reached 100 in 1939; it was 270 by 1965. By 1966 Corpus Christi had annexed Calallen.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Nueces County Historical Society, History of Nueces County (Austin: Jenkins, 1972).

Karen S. Parrish

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Karen S. Parrish, "CALALLEN, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvc08), accessed July 29, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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