This Week in Texas Methodist History
Camp Meeting Participants Survive Hurricane on Oyster Creek September 15, 1875
The hurricane that struck Texas in September 1875 followed an atypical path that devastated huge swaths of coastal Texas. It made landfall near Indianola and killed at least 150 people (possibly twice that number).
The hurricane continued inland and then turned northeast through Matagorda, Brazoria, Harris, and Galveston Counties. A previous post (September 8, 2007) tells the story of how it destroyed the Alexander Ranch on Perkins Island in Galveston Bay.
A document has come to light in the Texas Conference Archives that tells the story of how…