|• Total||4.9 sq mi (13 km2)|
|• Land||3.1 sq mi (8 km2)|
|• Water||1.8 sq mi (5 km2)|
|• Density||130/sq mi (50/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Lamar is a small, unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Aransas County, Texas, United States, 10 miles (16 km) north of Rockport and 40 miles (64 km) north of Corpus Christi. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 636. The community was named for Mirabeau B. Lamar, the second president of the Republic of Texas. This was a new CDP for the 2010 census.
Lamar was founded in 1839 at Lookout Point, on the channel entrance to Copano Bay. President Lamar agreed to relocate the custom house here, and the town thrived as a port and the site of a salt works. This prosperity ended abruptly on February 11, 1864, when the town was bombarded and practically obliterated by the Union Navy.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lamar CDP, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
- "Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). Texas: 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
- "US Gazetteer Files 2016-Places-Texas". US Census. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
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