Ep. 30: Texas Towns: Virginia Point

Virginia Point was a transportation hub, civil war fort and cotton producing town on the shores of Galvesston Bay.  It was part of Austin’s “coast colony” and was considered as an early port of the Republic.  The Confederate forces launched the attack that recaptured Galveston from Virginia Point.  Learn more about this Texas town in the latest episode in the Texas Towns series of Wise About Texas.

 

Headed for Virginia Point over Galveston Bay.
Headed for Virginia Point over Galveston Bay.
The shores of old Virginia Point
The shores of old Virginia Point