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Port Bolivar

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Port Bolivar is an unincorporated community located in the Bolivar Peninsula census-designated place, in Galveston County, Texas, United States state of Texas within Galveston County and part of the metropolitan area. The entire peninsula was severely damaged during Hurricane Ike on September 13, 2008; re-building efforts are still continuing.The US Census does not consider Port Bolivar as a separate community, so the numbers are always estimates. One real estate site suggests 1,477 as of 2014 while another indicates 1,907 as of July 1, 2015. The estimate offered by City-Data is 1,349 as of 2013. The town is home to the historic Bolivar Lighthouse, which once guided ships entering Galveston Bay.HistoryJames Long based his operations where Port Bolivar would be located since 1819.In 1838, Samuel D Parr surveyed the land, and it was granted to him by the Republic of Texas to be called Parrsville. It changed hands as Archibald Wynns and William Lawrence bought the land and developed it. The land was finally bought by a company and renamed to Port Bolivar in 1893.Fort Travis in Bolivar Peninsula, separate from the Fort Travis in Galveston Island, was built with construction started in 1898. The fort had its own railroad spur.
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