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PANTHER POINT. Panther Point is a cape (at 28°13' N, 96°42' W) on the western end of Matagorda Island that extends into San Antonio Bay in southwestern Calhoun County. The local terrain consists of tidal marshes with poorly drained sandy loam soils; the water stands twenty inches deep in the marsh. There is little vegetation except for some coastal grasses. Panther Point is too marshy for settlement but provides a habitat for a wide variety of sea life, including clams and snails.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"PANTHER POINT," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.