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SMITH POINT

SMITH POINT. Smith (Smith's) Point, at the Galveston county line on Farm Road 562 in southwestern Chambers County (at 29°32' N, 94°46' W), divides East Bay and Galveston Bay. In 1805 Spanish troops landed at the point to repel foreign invasion and quell disturbances at Atascosito. The strategic point served as a terminal for mail boats and a starting point for horseback routes up to 1915. The terrain at the point consists of low ridge and swale vegetated by grasses and some oaks.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Chambers County Centennial Committee, Chambers County Centennial, 1858–1958 (1958). Miriam Partlow, Liberty, Liberty County, and the Atascosito District (Austin: Pemberton, 1974).

Citation

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

"SMITH POINT," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rrs13), accessed December 25, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.