The Fulton Mansion

The Fulton Mansion is located down the Texas coast on Aransas Bay…

Fulton Mansion
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In 1840, East Coast entrepreneur George W. Fulton married Harriet Smith, daughter of powerful Republic-era politician Henry Smith. After Harriet’s father died, Fulton turned Harriet’s land inheritance on Aransas Bay into a ranching and meatpacking empire as part of the Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company. During the 1870s, the Fultons made their fortune shipping cattle tallow and hides between Rockport and New Orleans. To symbolize their success, they built a mansion called Oakhurst. The mansion was built over a period of three years, 1874–1877, and was the showplace of the town named for them. via Brief History : Texas Historical Commission.

If you ever get the chance, the tour is worth the time. It was way ahead of it’s time and built like nothing I have ever seen.

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