Port Isabel Cemetery – Port Isabel, Texas
Port Isabel Cemetery began with workers on El Fronton de
Santa Isabel Ranch since the 1840s, although the oldest gravestones that still
stand are from the 1880s. It became a Catholic cemetery (French Missionary
Oblates of Mary Immaculate) in 1849, but folks of all faiths are buried here.
The apparition of a little boy is said to wander throughout the cemetery.
Queen Isabel Inn – Port Isabel, Texas
The 1906 Queen Isabel Inn, originally called the Point
Isabel Tarpon & Fishing Club, was visited by President-Elect Warren G.
Harding in November 1920. Despite some remodeling from hurricane damage in 1933
and 1967, the inn remains the area’s oldest business and hotel. Witnesses say
disembodied footsteps are sometimes heard coming from the lobby when no one is
Port Isabel Light House – Port Isabel, Texas
The Point (Port) Isabel Lighthouse, built in 1852, was
used temporarily by Civil War soldiers from both sides as a look-out post. Its
light was extinguished in 1905 and the land was purchased by a private owner
and was eventually preserved as a historic site. Now, a ghostly Lighthouse
Angel is said to reside here, seen by many visitors, and many disembodied
voices have been recorded.