Matagorda Texas is your getaway holiday. There is fun for every one from fishing, boating, swimming, walking on the beach. Surrounding towns are Sargent, Wadsworth, and Bay City. It's a vacationers paradise.
Matagorda Texas (Matagordatx.com)
The first church to be built was an
Episcopal Church in 1838 founded
by Caleb A. Ives. Baptists,
and other religions followed shortly.
Matagorda County was established in
1837 and the town of Matagorda became
the county seat.Â In 1894, after several
tropical storms devastated the town and
the courthouse, records were destroyed,
the set was relocated to Bay City.
Residents took an active part in the
Texas Revolution and comprised 30
of the 92 signatures of the Goliad
Declaration of Independence December 1835
was drafted by Matagordians Ira Ingram and
Phillip Dimitt.Rice was introduced to the area
at the turn of the century as well as discoveries
of oil, gas, sulfur and shell.
Today visitors can enjoy beach activities,
boating and fishing. Granite jetties reach
a quarter of a mile into the Gulf for fishing
Bays can easily be accessed by boat
and are home to trout, red fish and flounder.
The Waterway is 12 feet deep, 125 feet wide
and extends for 426 miles along the Texas coast.
The best view is from the Colorado River
Locks operated by the U.S. Army Corps
Matagorda Beach is located seven miles south of the town
at the end of Texas 2031, which runs, parallel to the Colorado River.
Visitors may drive along the beach, surf, fish, camp out, picnic
or just enjoy nature.