Matagorda in Matagorda County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First Alcalde of Matagorda Municipality, 1834 Member of the Congress of the Republic and First Speaker of the House of Representatives, 1836 Pioneer Patron of Public Schools Born in Vermont August 18, 1788 Died September 22, 1837
Erected by the State of Texas 1936
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 2649.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • War, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 18, 1788.
Location. 28° 42.027′ N, 95° 57.283′ W. Marker is in Matagorda, Texas, in Matagorda County. Marker is on South Gulf Road, 0.1 miles east of Matagorda Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling east. The marker is located in the southeast corner of the Matagorda Cemetery. 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 walking distance of this marker. Richard Royster Royall (here, next to this marker); Seth Ingram (here, next to this marker); Dr. Albert Moses LevySinclair David Gervais (here, next to this marker); Major George Morse Collinsworth (here, next to this marker); S. Rhoads Fisher (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert Clinton Horton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Matagorda Cemetery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matagorda.
Regarding Ira Ingram. Ira Ingram - Author of the Goliad Declaration of Independence, December 20, 1835 and signer of the petition to establish the first Masonic Lodge of Texas from the York Grand Lodge of Mexico, Feburary 11, 1828.
Also see . . . Ira Ingram. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.