Aransas Pass Light Station

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Aransas Pass Light Station, on Harbor Island in Aransas County, was built in 1855 by the United States government to facilitate navigation on Aransas Bay. The station has a tapered octagonal brick tower, three wooden auxiliary dwellings, and a radio shack. It is the second oldest lighthouse on the Texas coast and the oldest surviving structure in the Aransas Pass-Corpus Christi area. A state historical marker was placed at the site in 1973, and in 1977 the station was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Marker Files, Texas Historical Commission, Austin.
  • Architecture
  • Other Structures

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

Christopher Long, “Aransas Pass Light Station,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 29, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994