Place:Matagorda, Texas, United States

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NameMatagorda
Alt namesMatagordasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates28.85°N 95.95°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1836 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Matagorda County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,702. Its county seat is Bay City, not to be confused with the larger Baytown in Harris and Chambers counties. Matagorda County is named for the canebrakes that once grew along the coast (matagorda is a Spanish word meaning "thick bush").

Matagorda County is part of the Bay City Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the HoustonBaytownHuntsville Combined Statistical Area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1827 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1828 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 2,124
1860 3,454
1870 3,377
1880 3,940
1890 3,985
1900 6,097
1910 13,594
1920 16,589
1930 17,678
1940 20,066
1950 21,559
1960 25,744
1970 27,913
1980 37,828
1990 36,928

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