Heritage Trail: Tropical
Region: Gulf Coast
Corpus Christi began as a frontier trading post, founded in 1838-39 by Colonel Henry Lawrence Kinney, an adventurer, impresario and colonizer. The small settlement was called Kinney's Trading Post, or Kinney's Ranch. It remained an obscure settlement until July 1845, when U.S. troops under General Zachary Taylor set up camp here in preparation for war with Mexico. The Army remained until March 1846, when it marched southward to the Rio Grande to enforce it as the southern border of the United States.
About a year later, the city took the name Corpus Christi because a more definite postmark for letters was needed. It incorporated on Sept. 9, 1852. Residents elected a city council and a mayor, Benjamin F. Neal, who served from 1852 to 1855.
Corpus Christi Points of Interest
Serving fresh seafood, hand-cut choice steaks, veal & German cuisine. Closed Wednesday. Beer & wine.....
Microbrewery offering full bar & restaurant. "Burgers, pizza, brew."....
Quiksilver/Roxy Surf Camps in Port Aransas! 11 weekly sessions. Private lessons.....
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