Indianola: La Salle Monument

Marble statue of a man with a sword facing the water

Erected in 1936, a La Salle statue sits on the shore in Indianola with a fine prospect of Matagorda Bay – where it all happened. These are the waters where the Karankawa lived and hunted and first saw the French, where La Salle came ashore, where two of his vessels sank, and where the Texas Historical Commission set up its massive cofferdam.

The monument is near the Indian Point Supply Depot location shown on this map.

La Salle Monument

From Port Lavaca, take TX-238 for 4.5 miles where it becomes TX-316. Follow TX-316 for 9 miles to the statue.

National Register of Historic Places