Port Lavaca Travel Guide

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    by Basaic Updated Apr 1, 2014

    Port Lavaca is a town of about 12,300 (up 2% since 2000) located at the intersection of US Highway 87 and Texas Highway 35 in Calhoun County in the Gulf Coast part of Southeast Texas. There is a lot going on in Port Lavaca. The town is an important industrial center, fishing, shrimping and oysters are also important here. The town offers a lot of outdoor recreation too, along with some interesting history and great views of the water so it is a popular tourist destination. Port Lavaca is the county seat of Calhoun County. Calhoun County was named for John C. Calhoun the 7th Vice President of the United States. The area was inhabited by Paleo-Indian hunter gatherers as early as about 11,000 BC. It was explored by the French (including Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle), Spanish and Mexicans before the first Anglo settlement was established in 1831. Port Lavaca withstood a bombardment by Union Forces during the Civil War.

    Well known people from Port Lavaca include a former beauty queen (Miss Texas 1971, Miss International 1974) and a Playboy Playmate of the Year (for 2010).

    Calhoun County Courthouse
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    • Architecture
    • Road Trip
    • Family Travel

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Port Lavaca Hotels

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Port Lavaca

    910 North Highway 35, Port Lavaca, Texas, 77979, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Best Western Port Lavaca Inn

    2202 North Highway 35, Port Lavaca, Texas, 77979, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Motel 6 Port Lavaca

    2621 Highway 35 North, SR 35 at SR 238/Broadway Street, Port Lavaca, Texas, 77979, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

  • Americas Best Value Inn

    2100 North Highway 35, between I-35 and I-238, 77979

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

  • Executive Inn Port Lavaca

    2007 State Highway 35 North, Port Lavaca, Texas, 77979, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

  • The Lighthouse at Sandcastle

    73 Sandcastle Dr., Port Lavaca, Texas, 77979, United States

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