Historical Marker: Jackson County, C.S.A.      


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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



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