RHODES POINT. Rhodes Point, a cape in eastern Calhoun County, defines Cox Bay to the north and extends into Lavaca Bay to the west. The cape lies three miles east of Port Lavaca (at 28°37' N, 96°31' W), across Lavaca Bay. It remains unclear for whom the site was named, but Rhodes Point has been the official designation since 1935. The cape is nearly level and surfaced with poorly drained soils that shrink and swell considerably. The site is occasionally inundated by wind-blown sea water, a condition that discourages settlement but does provide habitat for clams, snails, and a variety of waterfowl. In 1985 no roads led to Rhodes Point.
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