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MATAGORDA CEMETERY

Established  1830

Matagorda Cemetery Road   SH 60 & S Gulf Road                    28°42'4.31"N      95°57'20.30"W
 




 

MATAGORDA CEMETERY

    ONE OF THE EARLIEST CEMETERIES IN TEXAS. FOUNDED SOON AFTER TOWN WAS SETTLED, ABOUT 1829, AS PART OF STEPHEN F. AUSTIN’S COLONY.
     MARKED GRAVES NUMBERED 650 IN 1969, BUT INTERMENTS EXCEED 1,000. INSCRIPTIONS ON STONES CHRONICLE FRONTIER HARDSHIPS. THOSE BURIED INCLUDE VICTIMS OF 1862 YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC; SOLDIERS OF TEXAS REVOLUTION, WAR OF 1812, AND THE CIVIL WAR; ALSO KARANKAWA INDIAN VICTIMS.
     SEVERAL PATRIOTS OF EARLY TEXAS ARE BURIED HERE AS WELL. AMONG THEM IS SAMUEL RHOADS FISHER, A SIGNER OF THE TEXAS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. (1970)
 




Marker inscription typed by Faye Cunningham
 

Matagorda Cemetery Burials
 
A-B C-D-E F-G-H-I J-K-L-M N-O-P-Q
R S T-U-V W-Y-Z Unknown

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Marker Dedication Program

 


Matagorda Cemetery
is a
Historic Texas Cemetery



 



 


Matagorda Cemetery - Early 1900s
Photo courtesy of Matagorda Cemetery Association
 

 

 

Dedication of the National Register Marker
 

 


Matagorda Cemetery Association
Board Members
who attended the dedication
(Karen Yeamans, not pictured)

 
 

 

Copyright 2006 - Present by Matagorda Cemetery Association
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Created
Jan. 1, 2006
Updated
May 30, 2014
   

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