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SAN LUIS ISLAND

Art Leatherwood

SAN LUIS ISLAND. San Luis Island lay off the south end of Galveston Island (at 29°04' N, 95°08' W). It is now joined to Follet's Island by a causeway across San Luis Pass. The town of San Luis was established on the island in the mid-1800s. Storms and shifting sands joined San Luis Island to Follet's Island (Velasco Peninsula) so that the island no longer exists. The recreational area known as Surfside Beach extends along the Gulf shore of Follet's Island from the mouth of the Brazos River to the island's northern end.

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Handbook of Texas Online, Art Leatherwood, "SAN LUIS ISLAND," accessed July 06, 2020, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rrs07.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on February 26, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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