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Aransas County

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Aransas County was founded in 1871. It was formed from portions of Refugio County and named for Rio Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu, a Spanish outpost in early Texas.

As of 2010, the population of Aransas County is 23,158.

Aransas County receives annual rainfall averages of 36 inches. A hurricane in September 1919 damaged most of the city of Rockport and the surrounding areas. Hurricane Carla’s eye moved northeast of the county in September 1961.

Aransas County entered the regular National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in August 1971.

Coastal Barrier Resources Systems are identified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and can be viewed here.

For more helpful information, look under Resources and Related Links.

For mapping questions, contact the FEMA Mapping Information eXchange (FMIX) – 1-877-336-2627.

Coastal Barrier Resources Systems are identified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and can be viewed here.

For flood insurance questions, call the NFIP Hotline - 1-800-621-3362.(press 2 for insurance)