- JOIN | SUPPORT TSHA
PALM HARBOR, TX
PALM HARBOR, TEXAS. Palm Harbor is a small coastal development located on State Highway 35 about three miles southwest of Rockport in southern Aransas County. The subdivision began in 1960 when developers Raulie Irwin, Sr., and Doyle Brashear envisioned weekend dwellings built along a section of Redfish Bay known as Estes Cove. A sales office opened in 1961, but business slowed in the wake of Hurricane Carla, which struck the Texas Coast in September 1961. The first houses were small structures of 900 square feet or less. Construction crews dredged a long canal and built up lots on each side of this channel that linked with the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. In 1990 the unincorporated community had a population of 125. Palm Harbor maintained that number in the 2000 census.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:William Allen and Sue Hastings Taylor, Aransas: The Life of a Texas Coastal County (Austin: Eakin Press, 1997).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Laurie E. Jasinski, "Palm Harbor, TX," accessed April 28, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlp63.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.