Matagorda in Matagorda County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Commemorating Gulf High School
(1918 - 1938)
Built by Texas Gulf Sulphur Company
Located 5 miles East of this park.
Soon after the school began, a much larger brick building was built. Students from Wadsworth and Matagorda came by bus to join the Gulf residents. The school is fondly remembered for its winning basketball teams. The "Pirates” won 7 consecutive county championships.
Gulf High School class rings bore the figure of LaSalle, as well as his ship, in order to represent the period in which Texas was claimed for France.
Erected by Matagorda Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 28° 41.343′ N, 95° 58.305′ W. Marker is in Matagorda, Texas, in Matagorda County. Marker is at the intersection of Fisher Street and Laurel Street, on the left when traveling west on Fisher Street. 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. Site of Dream Colony of Jane McManus (here, next to this marker); Early Texas Freighting (a few steps from Old Matagorda Post Office (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Old Matagorda Post Office (a few steps from this marker); Frontier Building (within shouting distance of this marker); School House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fisher-Sargent-Gottschalk House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Matagorda Lodge No. 7, A.F. & A.M. (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matagorda.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.