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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

Record Loss

Matagorda County For Kids

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Matagorda County Cemeteries (rootsweb)

Cemeteries of Matagorda County Texas (Cemeteries of Texas project)

 Find-A-Grave (Matagorda county)

Census Records

Churches

Court

Land

Local Histories

Matagorda County Texas (highlighted)
Maps

Military

Newspapers

Bay City Tribune

Matagorda County Advocate

Palacios Beacon

Newspapers Available at Matagorda County Museum

Celebrations - Articles about events

Obituaries

For current obituaries see newspaper sites above

Probate

  • Early Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

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

 

Web Sites

References

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

 

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