Matagorda County, Texas Records
Matagorda County, Texas (Map It) was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties . This county was named for the canebrakes which once grew along the coast (Matagorda is Spanish for "fat bush") .
Matagorda County is bordered by Brazoria County (northeast), Calhoun County (southwest), Jackson County (west), Wharton County (northwest).
Matagorda County Cities and Towns include Bay City, Palacios..
A Map of Matagorda County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Matagorda County, Texas Courthouse Records
Matagorda County, TX Courthouse
The Matagorda County Courthouse is located in Bay City, Texas. Learn More About State of Texas Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Matagorda county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Matagorda County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903 for Birth; 1859 for death, Marriage Records from 1837, Land Records from 1828, Probate Records from 1827 and Court Records from 1837. The County Clerk's office is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
- Matagorda County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax
Matagorda County, Texas Census Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Texas Census Substitute Records: 1820-1890
- State Population Schedules: Republic of Texas Poll Lists for 1846
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Matagorda County, Texas Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from 1903 to present.
- Marriage Records: available from the County Clerk
- Divorce Records: available from the Clerk of District Court
- Locations: Texas Department of State Health Services
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth and Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756; (888) 963-7111 or (512) 458-7111
Matagorda County, Texas Resources
- Matagorda County Genealogical Society
- Bay City Public Library
- Matagorda Co. Records Available on Microfilm
- Matagorda County, Texas Message Boards
Matagorda County, Texas External Links
- Texas Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Texas (1813 - 1993)
- Matagorda County, Texas Books - Amazon
- Texas, Matagorda County, School Census Records, 1923-1946
- Matagorda Co., Texas - FindaGrave
- Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection
- Historic Matagorda County : in the heart of the rich Gulf Coast.
- Matagorda Co., Texas Almanac
- Texas county histories : a bibliography
- Matagorda County History
- Matagorda County, Texas Links - Cyndi's List
- Matagorda Co. TXGenweb
- Matagorda County, Texas Ancestry Database Collections
- Texas General Land Office Map Collection
- Matagorda County, Texas Military Records