Matagorda County, Texas Genealogy Guide

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") .. Learn More About State of Texas History

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, Texas Courthouse
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.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  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 category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • 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

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