JACKSON COUNTY, C.S.A.
In 1861, voted for secession 147 to
77. With its beef and cotton, helped supply south. Furnished salt from
beds near Cox's Creek. Hides and tallow from a plant between Port Lavaca
and Texana. Lead from Navidad Mine (now a "Lost Mine"). Homefolk molded
bullets and sent to fighting men, along with clothes woven, sewed or
knitted by the family.
Couriers operated along a line that
skirted blockaded coast from mouth of Caney Creek to Brownsville. Home
Guard kept enemy ships off the shores. A Confederate gunboat, chased from
Lavaca Bay, sank in the Navidad.
Location: Courthouse Grounds 115 W
Main St., Edna.
Photograph by Sara Burt