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SAND POINT. Sand Point is a cape that separates Lavaca Bay to the north from Matagorda Bay to the south in eastern Calhoun County (at 28°34' N, 96°29' W). The nearly level terrain is surfaced by poorly drained soil over a slowly permeable subsoil. The site is occasionally inundated by wind-blown sea water. In 1985 there were no man-made dwellings on the location. Sand Point provides a habitat for a variety of water fowl and fur-bearing mammals.


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

"SAND POINT," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.