Matagorda County, Texas Genealogy

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Contents

County Courthouse

Matagorda County Courthouse - today

Matagorda County Courthouse - 1928


Matagorda County Courthouse - 1896


Matagorda County Courthouse -1848 

 

County Clerk
1700 7th Street, Room 202
Bay City, TX 77414-5094
(979) 244-7680

District Clerk
1700 7th Street, Room 307
Bay City, TX 77414
(979) 244-7621

History

Part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony.

The Handbook of Texas Online - Matagorda County

Parent County

1836--Matagorda County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Bay City [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Matagorda County border changes.

Record Loss

Matagorda County For Kids

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African-American Information

Cemeteries

Matagorda County Cemeteries (rootsweb)

Cemeteries of Matagorda County Texas (Cemeteries of Texas project)

 Find-A-Grave (Matagorda county)

Census Records

Churches

Court

Historical Markers

Land

Local Histories

Matagorda County Texas (highlighted)
Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

For current obituaries see newspaper sites above

Photographs

Probate

  • Early Probate Records

Republic of Texas

Schools

A wiki article describing an online collections is found at:

Texas, Matagorda County, School Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Taxation

Vital Records

Voting

Societies, Libraries and Museums

MATAGORDA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY  - publishes "Oak Leaves" genealogical data about Matagorda County twice a year (Feb. & Aug.).
1100 Seventh Street
Bay City, TX  77414-4915
carolsgibbs@yahoo.com 

 MATAGORDA COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION
P. O. Box 275
Blessing, TX 77419-0275

BAY CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
1100 7th St.
Bay City, TX 77414

PALACIOS LIBRARY
326 Main St.
Palacios, TX 77465

 MATAGORDA COUNTY MUSEUM
2100 Avenue F.
Bay City, TX 77414

 PALACIOS AREA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
CITY BY THE SEA MUSEUM

401 Commerce Street
Palacios, TX 77465

Family History Centers

 

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).