Calhoun County is a coastal county on the mid-Texas coast where U.S. Highway 87 begins and the Guadalupe River ends. Organized in 1846, Calhoun County consists of 540 square miles. It is bordered from the southwest to the southeast by major inland bays and the Gulf of Mexico with more than 560 miles of coastline.
Port Lavaca, the county seat, is on Lavaca Bay. Point Comfort lies on the east side of Lavaca Bay. Seadrift is located on San Antonio Bay. The unincorporated community of Port 0′ Connor is located on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Easy access to the Gulf via the Port 0′ Connor Jetties makes this one of the most popular fishing resorts on the entire Texas Coast.
With all the water, coastal prairies, and marshes, Calhoun County is a favorite place for birders and photography with more than 400 different species of birds and eight birding sites on the Texas Birding Trail.
Port Lavaca is 26 miles southeast of Victoria, 82 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, 127 miles southwest of Houston, 145 miles southeast of San Antonio, and 150 miles south-southeast of Austin, making for a short, easy drive from any of those locations for the hundreds of families who have second homes here. The county’s population of 21,000 doubles on some weekends such as July 4th.
For the best in fishing, duck hunting, birding, seafood, or just plain relaxing, come enjoy our unique county.