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Matagorda in Matagorda County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Matagorda Post Office

 
 
Old Matagorda Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
1. Old Matagorda Post Office Marker
Inscription.  

This structure was built prior to 1872 on a town lot purchased by Cyrus R. Sharp in 1837 located several blocks east of this site. Constructed of hand-cut lumber and held together with wooden pegs, the building housed only a general store before Postmaster Andrew August Duffy added the Matagorda Post Office to its function in 1882. High water marks noticeable along the interior walls are believed to be the result of storm and flood damage. The structure was moved to this location and renovated following the opening of a new post office building in 1964.
 
Erected 1993 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 14243.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications.
 
Location. 28° 41.337′ N, 95° 58.296′ W. Marker is in Matagorda, Texas, in Matagorda County. Marker is at the intersection of Laurel Street and Fisher Street, on the right when traveling south on Laurel Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Laurel Street, 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.
Old Matagorda Post Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
2. Old Matagorda Post Office and Marker
A different marker also named Old Matagorda Post Office (here, next to this marker); Early Texas Freighting (a few steps from this marker); Frontier Building (a few steps from this marker); Site of Dream Colony of Jane McManus (a few steps from this marker); Commemorating Gulf High School (a few steps from 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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Matagorda Texas. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on October 27, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Old Matagorda Post Office History and Stories. Matagorda Historical Society - Usgenwebsites.org (Submitted on October 27, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The general area of the Old Matagorda Post Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
3. The general area of the Old Matagorda Post Office and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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