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The municipality of Matagordawas created during the Mexican regime in 1834, and its territory comprised the southeast corner of the original Austin grants. The western portion was taken in December, 1835, to form the municipality of Jackson, and after the creation of Wharton County in 1846 the limits of Matagorda County were fixed in their present form. The municipality was organizedas a county afterthe establishment of the Republic, and the Town of Matagorda, which was incorporated in 1837, became the county seat. A custom house had been established at Matagorda about 1831, and it seems to have been maintained throughout the troubled period leading to the Revolution, the collectionsof the port being the chief reliance of the Mexican garrisons at Goliad and San Antonio. Matagorda is at the mouth of the Colorado, thirty miles from Pass Cavallo, the entrance to Matagorda Bay, and while not so accessible a port as Galveston, Velasco and Lavaca, its importance increased with the settlement of the country behind it in the Colorado Valley.

Cities and Towns

The county seat is Bay City

Towns and Communities

 Allenhurst - Buckeye - Blessing - Caney - Cedar Lake - cedar Lane - Collegeport - Elmaton -
Hawkinsville - Markham - Matagorda - Midfield - Palacios - Pledger - Sargent - Wadsworth - Van Vleck


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