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MATAGORDA COUNTY, TEXAS

28 46' 48" N, 96 0' 0" W (28.78, -96)

Matagorda County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Matagorda County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Brazoria County (NE) Calhoun County (SW) Jackson County (W) Wharton County (NW)

    Matagorda County History

    1936 Centennial Marker - Marker text:

    MATAGORDA COUNTY

    Organized March 6, 1834, into the Mexican municipality of Matagorda created a county of the same name in 1836, organized in 1837.
    Named for the Bay on which it fronts.
    County seat, Matagorda 1837-1894
    Bay City, since.

    Matagorda County Courthouse
    TX - Matagorda County Courthouse
    Matagorda County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Matagorda County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Bay City
    Book Hotel Here - Bay City Hotels
  • Ashby
  • Bay City County seat
  • Blessing
  • Buckeye
  • Cedar Lake
  • Cedar Lane
  • Clemville
  • Collegeport
  • Cortes ghost town
  • Deming's Bridge ghost town
  • El Maton
  • Gulf ghost town
  • Hawkinsville
  • Hawley ghost town
  • Manhattan ghost town
  • Markham
  • Matagorda First county seat
  • Midfield
  • Palacios
  • Podo ghost town
  • Sargent
  • Simpsonville
  • St. Francisville ghost town
  • Wadsworth

  • Matagorda County Vintage Maps
    Matagorda County TX 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Matagorda County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Matagorda County TX 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Matagorda County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Matagorda County TX 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Matagorda County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Matagorda County Centennial Marker & Monument
    On the courthouse square in Bay City
    Matagorda County TX - County Marker
    Matagorda County Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
    Matagorda County TX - County Marker
    Matagorda County Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
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    Matagorda County TX - County Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
    Matagorda County TX - County Marker
    Matagorda County Texas Centennial Monument
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
    Matagorda County TX - County Marker
    Matagorda County Texas Centennial Monument
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
    Matagorda County TX - County Marker
    Matagorda County Texas Centennial Monument
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
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