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Ownership of East End land was a bit tricky - The Galveston County Daily News : Leisure

August 28, 2014

The East End Ownership of East End land was a bit tricky

Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:20 am

In the beginning, ownership was very simple. Spain had laid claim to all it could of the Upper Gulf Coast and the land behind it, past what is now Galveston Island and up to French (and later the United States) claims from the east.

After Mexico gained its independence in 1821 it quickly sought to solidify its ownership by encouraging and making land grants.

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