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Matagorda County Texas
The municipality of Matagorda was 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 organized as 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.
The county seat is Bay City.
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Allenhurst - Buckeye - Blessing - Caney - Cedar Lake - cedar Lane - Collegeport - Elmaton -
Hawkinsville - Markham - Matagorda - Midfield - Palacios - Pledger - Sargent - Wadsworth - Van Vleck *
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- Website Updates:
Jan 2016: County Records: 1888 County OfficersOct 2015: 1916 BirthsJul 2015: News: Newspapers of Matagorda CountyApr 2015: Married News: BELSHER, ELLISON
Feb 2014: Roll of Honor: United States Soldiers interred in the Central District of Texas during the Rebellion
Jan 2014: Cemeteries: Hawkins, Louis Wolf Ranch, Mathews, Hurman Powell's Ranch, Rainey, Rugeley-Hawkins, St. Francis; History: Historical Review of South-East Texas: Matagorda County, Historic Matagorda County, Blessing - The Spotless Town, Bay City - The Queen of The Mid-Coast, Matagorda's Enterprise; School Records: Colored Children 1923
Oct 2013: bios for FISHER, COMPTON; List of Cemeteries; marriage news: for KINNEY, HERBERT
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