Home : Texas : Localities : I : Indianola

Related Categories

Info on this page Lodging and Travel Entertainment Jobs Personals Real Estate Apartment Rentals Shopping Services Recreation Community Maps Facts Health, Beauty Weather Search Web Links

Indianola, Texas is a ghost town located on Matagorda Bay, and was formerly the county seat of Calhoun County. In 1875, the city had a population of 5,000. But on September 15 of that year, a powerful hurricane struck, killing between 150 and 300 and almost entirely destroying the town. Indianola was rebuilt, only to be wiped out on August 19, 1886 by another intense hurricane, which was followed by a fire.

From its founding in 1846, Indianola served as a major port, and before the 1875 storm was second only to Galveston as Texas's primary port. In 1856, the port received cargoes of camels, part of the US Army Camel Corps experiment to replace horses and mules as the primary pack animal in the southwestern parts of the country.

During the American Civil War, Indianola was twice occupied by Union troops, in October 1862 and November 1863. In 1869, the world's first mechanically-refrigerated shipment of beef left Indianola for New Orleans, Louisiana.

The destruction of Indianola served as an object lesson for many residents of Galveston, a hundred miles up the Texas coast. However, their calls for a seawall to protect that city went unheeded, and Galveston nearly shared Indianola's fate when the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 struck the island.

After the 1886 storm, the county seat was moved to Port Lavaca. Today almost nothing remains of the original Indianola. Due to storm erosion, most of the site of the city is now under water. A granite marker was placed on the shore at the nearest point to the Indianola courthouse, now 300 feet (about 90 meters) away in Matagorda Bay. The site is also home to a statue of René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle.

Indianola is now the site of a small unincorporated fishing village.

Zip Code 77979


Show Available Lodging in Indianola, Texas@USA
Get Information about Campgounds and RV Resorts around Indianola, TexasRV USA
Find Vacation Homes and Rentals in Indianola, TexasRentalo


Find restaurants in the vicinity of Indianola, TexasRestaurants.com
Check for restaurant 50% off coupons around Indianola, TexasEntertainment.com
Show what's playing at movie theaters in or near Indianola, TexasFandango

See what's on TV in Indianola, TexasZap2It
Show tickets for upcoming events around Indianola, TexasTicketmaster


Search for Job Openings in Indianola, TexasYahoo! HotJobs
Find More Available Jobs in and around Indianola, TexasCareerbuilder
Find a Part Time or Student Job in Indianola, TexasGrooveJob

click to get a salary report for Indianola, Texas
Get a Salary Report for Jobs in Indianola, Texas


I'm a seeking a Compare results from multiple Personals/Dating services

Search Yahoo! Personals for singles or friends living near Indianola, TexasYahoo! Personals

Search Metrodate for singles or friends living near Indianola, TexasMetrodate
Search Lavalife for singles or friends living near Indianola, TexasLavalife
Search ePersonals for singles or friends living near Indianola, TexasePersonals

Real Estate

Find the value of houses in the neighborhoods of Indianola, TexasZillow
View MLS listings for properties on the market in Indianola, TexasHomeGain
Get more MLS listings from Realtor.com in Indianola, TexasRealtor.com
List Foreclosures in or near Indianola, TexasRealtyTrac

Show More Foreclosures around Indianola, TexasForeclosure.com
Show FSBO (For Sale By Owner Properties) around Indianola, Texas (or List Your Own Home)ForSaleByOwner.com
List Realtors in Indianola, TexasRealEstate.com
See Recent Home Sale Information for Indianola, TexasRealEstate.com
Search for a Mover local to Indianola, Texas area123 Movers

Apartment Rentals

See Available Indianola, Texas Apartment Rentals using Rent.comRent.com
Show Apartment Rentals around Indianola, Texas using Apartments.comApartments.com
Do an Apartment Rental Search for Indianola, Texas using RentNet.comRentNet.com
Search Indianola, Texas Apartment Rentals using Rentals.comRentals.com
Find Roommates in Indianola, TexasRoommates.com

Shopping and Consumer Resources

See excerpts from books that mention Indianola, Texas

See Classifieds for Items in Indianola, TexasLive Deal
Get a New Car Quote from Dealers near Indianola, TexasCars Direct
Find a Used Car in the area around Indianola, TexasCars Direct
Get Coupons for Businesses in Indianola, TexasValpak
Find more Coupons for Businesses in Indianola, TexasHotCoupons
Find a Florist in or near to Indianola, TexasFTD
Get More Classifieds for items being sold in and around Indianola, TexasZiply
Find Small Farms, Farmers Markets and Food Co-ops around Indianola, TexasLocalHarvest
Find or Report the best deal on Gasoline in Indianola, TexasGasBuddy
Find Upcoming Live Auctions around Indianola, TexasAuctionZip

click to search for anything relating to Indianola, Texas
Search the Yellow Pages for businesses in Indianola, Texas

(Enter category before clicking link)YellowPages.com

Community: People and Organizations

click to locate someone who lives in Indianola, Texas
• Locate someone who lives in Indianola, Texas

(Enter name before clicking link)Whitepages

click to locate a hard to find person who lives in Indianola, Texas
• Locate a hard to find person who lives in Indianola, Texas

(Enter name before clicking link)US Search

click to find out who lives at a particular address or street in Indianola, Texas
• Find out who lives at a particular address or street in Indianola, Texas

(Enter address info before clicking link)Whitepages

Find Meetup Groups near Indianola, TexasMeetup

Find classmates or reunions for high schools in Indianola, TexasReunion.com
Scan the Volunteer Opportunities in Indianola, TexasServeNet
Show more Volunteer Opportunities in and around Indianola, TexasVolunteerMatch
Get Test Scores, Ratings and Reviews for Schools in Indianola, TexasGreatSchools.net
Show Public Libraries in or near Indianola, TexasNCES
Show Public Schools in Indianola, TexasNCES
Show Private Schools in Indianola, TexasNCES
List Places of Worship in Indianola, TexasWorship Here
Display the Elected Government Officials for Indianola, TexasProject Vote Smart
Find Somebody to Rideshare or Carpool with in Indianola, TexaseRideShare

Recreation and Hobbies

Find Trails (Hiking, Biking, Running, Scenic Drives) around Indianola, TexasTrails.com

Find pets in shelters in Indianola, Texas that need to be adopted into a loving homePetFinder
Locate Golf Courses in or near Indianola, Texasgolfable.com


Find Wi-Fi Hotspots around Indianola, TexasJwire
Find an attorney near Indianola, TexasLawyers.com
Get an Auto Insurance Quote for residents of Indianola, TexasInsurance.com

Get another Auto Insurance Quote for residents of Indianola, TexasEsurance
Find a CPA (Accountant) Located in Indianola, TexasCPAdirectory
Find a Pre-Screened Contractor in or near to Indianola, Texas1-800-Contractor
Find a DJ in or near to Indianola, Texas1-800-DiscJockey

Facts and Information

Recent News Concerning Indianola, TexasTopix
Search other current news items that mention Indianola, TexasGoogle News
Mentions of Indianola, Texas in Internet discussion groups (newsgroups)Google Groups
Community Close-up for Indianola, TexasRealtor.com

Maps and Images

Find images and pictures that refer to Indianola, TexasGoogle Images
Get a detailed street map of Indianola, TexasMapquest
View a Topographic Map of the Area around Indianola, TexasTopoZone
See a Satellite Photo of Indianola, Texas and VicinityTerraServer

Get a more detailed map of Indianola, Texas and vicinityUS Census
Map of Indianola, Texas

Health and Medicine

Locate a Hospital in Indianola, TexasAHD
Locate a Doctor in Indianola, TexasLocate a Doc
Locate a Dentist in Indianola, TexasSmileSite


Click for Indianola, Texas Forecast

Find out what's the weather like and going to be in Indianola, TexasWeather Underground
Display the Average Weather for Indianola, TexasMelissa Data

Local Search Results

click to search for anything relating to Indianola, Texas
Search Google Local for anything relating to Indianola, Texas

Web Sites and Links

Handbook of Texas Online: Indianola, TexasCommunity history and information.
Handbook of Texas Online: Indianola HurricanesHistory of the storms that caused the community to be abandoned.
Indianola Immigrant DatabaseDatabase sponsored by the Victoria County Genealogical Society and Victoria County Historical Commission. Includes a form for immigrant descendants to submit for inclusion in database.
Indianola or Karlshaven - Texas Ghost TownCommunity history.
Indianola's Destruction Takes One of Our FamiliesTaken from the genealogical pages of a personal site, recounts the destruction of the 1875 and the deaths of ancestors.

Contact us | Bookmark us | About this Site | Privacy Policy

Help build the largest human-edited directory on the web.
- Open Directory Project -

The content of this @USA page uses modified information from the Open Directory.
Copyright 1999-2012 Technique Development, LLC. All rights Reserved