County Information      


Calhoun County is located on the Gulf Coast between Houston and Corpus Christi. Approximately one-fourth of the county's 540-square-mile area is under water. Calhoun County is bordered by Victoria and Jackson counties on the north, Matagorda Island and the Gulf on the south, Refugio County on the west, and Matagorda County on the east. The approximate center of the county is at 3340' north latitude and 9506' west longitude, five miles southwest of Port Lavaca, the county seat. The county is drained by the Guadalupe River, Chocolate Bayou, and several creeks. Green Lake, a large natural lake, is in Calhoun County. Major incorporated communities include Point Comfort, Port Lavaca, and Seadrift. The county is served by the Southern Pacific, Missouri Pacific, and Point Comfort and Northern railroads, as well as by US Hwy 87 and State Hwys 35 and 185.

Read more about Calhoun County from the Handbook of Texas Online

County Resources addresses, phone numbers, websites for county offices, schools, funeral homes, etc.

Calhoun County Public Library

Port Lavaca Wave Newspaper

Visitors Guide to Calhoun Co. from the Texas Settlement Region website

Index to Quarterlies

Victoria Hispanic Genealogical & Historical Society of Texas (VHGHST)