Henry Kinney, Corpus Christi’s founder, donated the land around an artesian well to the city in 1854. This area is now known as Artesian Park, and it’s one of the oldest parks in Texas. Located on the site of General Zachary Taylor’s encampment during the Mexican War in 1845, Artesian Park is often a must-see spot to visit for history buffs. The artesian well drilled adjacent to the encampment is a historical marker that commemorates Taylor, the 12th President of the United States. The park is open to the public and plans are in the works by the Corpus Christi Downtown Management District to give the park a complete makeover.
Not only does the park have historical significance, but it’s also home to Corpus Christi’s annual ArtWalk event. Take a walk through history and view several monuments that commemorate the months the Army spent in Corpus Christi.
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