Matagorda in Matagorda County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
One of 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.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3250.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
Location. 28° 42.07′ N, 95° 57.337′ W. Marker is in Matagorda, Texas, in Matagorda County. Marker is on Matagorda Cemetery Road, 0.1 miles north of South Gulf Road, on the left when traveling south. The marker is in the center section of the cemetery and east of the main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Matagorda TX 77457, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1862 (here, next to this marker); First Burials in Matagorda Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Graves of Unknown Matagorda Settlers (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Matagorda Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hannah Carr (within shouting distance of this marker); The Matagorda Incident (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Albert Clinton Horton (about 400 feet away); Richard Royster Royall (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matagorda.
Also see . . . Matagorda Texas. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on October 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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