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CORPUS CHRISTI PASS. Corpus Christi Pass, between Padre Island and Mustang Island in southeastern Nueces County (at 27°39' N, 97°12' W), was the principal entrance to Corpus Christi Bay before it silted up. The main channel later ran through Aransas Pass.


Glenn A. Mitchell, The Geography of Nueces County, Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1959). Nueces County Historical Society, History of Nueces County (Austin: Jenkins, 1972).

Diana J. Kleiner


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

Diana J. Kleiner, "CORPUS CHRISTI PASS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.