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Port Lavaca
Calhoun County, Texas

ZipCodes
77979




Page Contents for Port Lavaca, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Port Lavaca is approximately 12,000 (2000), 12248 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,319 (1990), 4224 (2010).
The amount of land area in Port Lavaca is 16.567 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Port Lavaca is 10.97 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 9.977 sq kilometers.
The distance from Port Lavaca to Washington DC is 1369 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 135 miles. (as the crow flies)
Port Lavaca is positioned 28.61 degrees north of the equator and 96.62 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Port Lavaca median income is $ 32,500.
Port Lavaca average annual rainfall is 42.2 inches per year

Location

about 30 miles southeast of Victoria and about 95 miles from Corpus Christi.
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Climate


sub-tropical
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Weather


moderate. There are usually over 200 days of sunshine each year in the area. Outdoor recreation occurs year-round. Here is a Weather page for Port Lavaca
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Attractions

Calhoun County Museum
301 South Ann
Port Lavaca, Texas 77979
Phone: 361-553-4689
See artifacts and mementos of the past in this area. The museum is in the old jail next to the county courthouse.

Half Moon Reef Lighthouse
located on Hwy 35 Bypass.
The lighthouse was built in 1858. It is three stories and in a hexagonal shape. Its original location was in Matagorda Bay. It was not lit during the Civil War when Confederate troops wanted to hurt the Union efforts. It began operating again in 1868 until a hurricane in 1942 damaged it to the point of condemnation by the Coast Guard. It was moved to Point Comfort in 1943 And then to Port Lavaca in 1979. After much restoration, the lighthouse serves as Port Lavaca's Visitor's Center.

Lighthouse Beach and Bird Sanctuary
This manmade beach includes the Formosa Wetlands Walkway and the Alcoa Bird Tower, an elevated gazebo on a pier reaching out 3,202 feet into Lavaca Bay. Many facilities for recreation are available at the park.
Phone: 361-552-2912
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Port Lavaca City Government

City of Port Lavaca
P.O. Box 105
202 N. Virginia
Port Lavaca, Tx 77979
City Manager Phone: 361-552-9795
Fax Number: 361-552-6062

Port Lavaca Chamber

Port Lavaca/Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
P. O. Box 528
2300 Hwy. 35 Bypass
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Toll-free: 800-556-7678
Phone: 361-552-2959
Fax: 361-552-1288
Email

Port Lavaca Organizations

Port Lavaca/Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
P. O. Box 528
2300 Hwy. 35 Bypass
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Toll-free: 800-556-7678
Phone: 361-552-2959
Fax: 361-552-1288
Email

Port Lavaca Schools

Calhoun County Independent School District
Phone: 361-552-9728
FAX: 361-552-6684


Calhoun High School
Sandcrab Blvd.
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Phone: 361-552-3775


Hope High School
300 Alcoa
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Phone: 361-552-7084 Port Lavaca

Miscellany

The population of Port Lavaca was:
1990 - 10,886
2000 - 12,000

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