Matagorda in Matagorda County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Born a Slave - Died Free
Erected 2015 by Matagorda Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Women. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1917.
Location. 28° 42.111′ N, 95° 57.335′ W. Marker is in Matagorda, Texas, in Matagorda County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Matagorda Cemetery Road and State Highway 60. The marker is located in the northeast 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. Graves of Unknown Matagorda Settlers (within shouting distance of this marker); First Burials in Matagorda CemeteryThe Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); Matagorda Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Matagorda Incident (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Matagorda Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Richard Royster Royall (about 600 feet away); Ira Ingram (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matagorda.
Also see . . . Slavery in the United States. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.