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Remains of the Old Courthouse at Indianola

Remains of the Old Courthouse at Indianola

Remains of the Old Courthouse in Indianola.  It was destroyed during the hurricanes of 1875 and 1886.

Indianola.   (1844-1886) First called by German immigrants Karlshaven, an important port of Texas. Cargoes of ships were hauled to and from points in Texas and Mexico by carts until 1860 when the San Antonio and Mexico Gulf Railroad and the Indianola Railroad were completed to Victoria. The town was partly destroyed with great loss of life by a hurricane, September 17, 1875. It was rebuilt but completely destroyed by another hurricane, August 20, 1886. - Historical Marker Text.  Marker erected 1936.