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


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8 thoughts on “Ep. 30: Texas Towns: Virginia Point”

  1. i really like going to galventsunfine and playing at the beach/ we almost go every somer and we have fun all the time. well noww we can’t because of the crona virus and like its really’ bad. so we can’t go tis hyear ai think and itss hard nowt to evem thinglk abotu it cause we alwas go.

  2. Galveston is a very nice you have a lots of fun because you can swim. And also u can travel across the beach on a boat to were ever you want to go.

  3. im in 7th grade and im using this for a paper

    can I have some parts of the script so I can refer back without having to listen to the entire podcast again?
    (I did listen to it)

    1. Good luck with the paper! I don’t use scripts on the show so unfortunately there’s nothing to give you. There might be something online where you can transcribe it though.

  4. I think Galveston is a nice place to go and Ive only went there once and you can go anywhere you want to go there

  5. I’m a board member of Scenic Galveston whose preserve has Virginia Point. It’s not open to the public, but I can get you access to the point if you would like. We do like people to visit. You can see pieces of the Cisterns from the fort that is now engulfed by water. You can also see some original plot squares if you set your eyes towards the prairie land. Back in the Campbell Bayou area use to be an industrial site EPA took over. It had a graveyard that plots were removed before the superfund clean up started.

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