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1700 7th Street, Room 202
Bay City, TX 77414-5094
1700 7th Street, Room 307
Bay City, TX 77414
Part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony.
1836--Matagorda County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Bay City 
Places / Localities
Matagorda County Cemeteries (rootsweb)
Cemeteries of Matagorda County Texas (Cemeteries of Texas project)
Find-A-Grave (Matagorda county)
- 1850 Index
- 1870 African-American Families
- 1870 Palacios Point
- 1880 Search at FamilySearch
- 1910 Collegeport Community
- Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
- Texas Historical Commission Atlas
- Bay City Tribune
- Matagorda County Advocate
- Palacios Beacon
- Newspapers Available at Matagorda County Museum
- Celebrations - Articles about events
For current obituaries see newspaper sites above
- Early Probate 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 HISTORICAL COMMISSION
P. O. Box 275
Blessing, TX 77419-0275
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
- TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county
- TXGenWeb - Matagorda County
- Family History Library Catalog
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).