Rockport, Texas

HISTORY

Welcome to Rockport, Texas

The Texas Riviera.

Rockport, Texas is located in Aransas County on State Highway 35 on the Live Oak Peninsula between Copano & Aransas Bays. Rockport was named after a rock ledge under the shore, and the town was established after the Civil War as a beef packing and shipping port. On August 26, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport as a Category 4 storm that damaged every building in town and even destroyed entire city blocks. Today, Rockport's economy is composed mainly of shrimping, fishing, and tourism.

 

PHOTOS

Sights Around Rockport, Texas

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Pier Over Troubled Water
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Pier Over Troubled Water

In 2017 Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas as a Category 4 storm. Harvey caused unprecedented levels of damage to the area so much that nearly 20% of the population could not return a year later.

This is a sunset photograph of the Rod and Reel Pier, next to the Rockport Pier, that Hurricane Harvey damaged in Rockport, Texas.

The name Harvey was retired from the list of names for Atlantic hurricanes. Do you share a name with a storm that has a retired name?

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