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After Texas independence, the area became part of the newly formed Refugio County. Aransas City became de facto seat of government. A new town, Lamar took over. In 1840, Refugio became the county seat of Refugio County. Aransas was destroyed during the Civil War and Lamar declined. Fulton was founded in 1866 and Rockport in 1867. In March 1871 Rockport became the County Seat of Refugio County. County created 9/18/1871 from Refugio County/District with Rockport the County Seat, organized 1871. -Handbook of Texas Online: Aransas County

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This list contains or will contain all post offices known from Texas. Noted also are whether recent offices have had at least one precancel type, as listed in the Precancel Stamp Society's Town and Type Catalog of the United States and Territories, Sixth edition, Summer 1998, and from Fosters' personal knowledge. A link is provided to detailed precancel data for that location. The precancel device(s) may or may not still exist. An * indicates a discontinued post office or name change. Pester the active post offices so that devices can be retained or ordered. They may be found many times, but only have to be thrown away once. Precancel devices are not usually issued to branches, stations or contract post offices. Please see plans page for color legend.



Post OfficeZip / *Establishedfirst pre-
cancels autho-
rized
DiscontinuedNotes
Aransas [1] (1839-1843) *in Refugio County
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Aransas [2] (1849-1861)in Refugio County
" (1861-1862)in Refugio County, Confederate administration
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Aransas Pass Lighthouse*4/7/1879: Wheat 9/29/1882: Wheatdiscontinued, mail to Corpus Christi
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Aransas Harbor*8/27/1890: Wheat 8/26/1892: Wheatname changed to Aransas Pass
Aransas Pass [2] 8/26/1892: Wheat by 2/12/1897: Wheatname changed from Aransas Harbor, moved to San Patricio County
ARANSAS PASS [2] (1897-present)in San Patricio County
ARANSAS PASS [2]city in San Patricio-Aransas-Nueces Counties, Post Office in San Patricio County
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Dubois (1899-1906)in Refugio County
Dubois*2/15/1906: Wheat 1/15/1910: Wheatfrom Refugio County, discontinued, mail to Tivoli
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Estes*9/1/1909: Wheat 9/15/1914: Wheatdiscontinued, mail to Aransas Pass
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St. Charlesalternate name applied for for Falkner
Falkner*12/3/1891: Wheat 9/15/1911: Wheatdiscontinued, mail to Lamar
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Fulton (1869-1871)in Refugio County
"*1871: Schmidt Co list or 7/22/1886: Wheat 8/6/1888: Wheat, Schmidt or 8/23/1888:G&Jestablished in Refugio County, changed to Aransas County when it was organized, name changed to Aransas City
Aransas City*8/6/1888:Wheat 9/12/1890:Wheatname changed from Fulton, name changed back to Fulton
Fulton 9/12/1890: Wheat, Schmidt or 10/10/1890:G&J 4/6/1895:Wheatname changed back to Fulton from Aransas City, discontinued, papers to Rockport
FULTON783586/16/19488'74operatingreestablished, zip code not found in USPS web site, search with Rockport zip code, main office, 301 Cactus St, M-F 8:30-4:30 Sat 8:30-10, 361-729-5213
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Gregory 3/8/1887: Wheat 7/17/1893: Wheatto San Patricio County
GREGORY (1893-present)in San Patricio County
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Lamar (1851-1861)in Refugio County
" (1861-1867)in Refugio County, Confederate administration
" (1867-1895)in Refugio County
"*9/7/1895: Wheat 6/29/1918: Wheatdiscontinued, mail to Rockport
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Rockport (1868-1873)in Refugio County
"*8/1/1873: Wheat 12/15/1889:G&J or 12/16/1889:Schmidtestablished in Refugio County, name changed to Aransas Pass
Aransas Pass [1]*12/16/1889: Wheat 12/23/1891: Wheatname changed from Rockport, name changed back to Rockport
ROCKPORT78381    
ROCKPORT7838212/12/1891: G&J or 12/23/1891: Wheat, Schmidt2'38operatingCOUNTY SEAT, Main Office, 1550 FM 2165, M-F 9-4:30 Sat 9-12, 361-729-2642
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Sport*3/6/1899: Wheat 12/31/1904: Wheatdiscontinued, mail to Tarpon
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