Matagorda in Matagorda County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Matagorda Post Office
Built with square nails, hand-cut lumber, before 1850. Originally John Clauder's store. Has coast storm water marks half way to ceiling.
U.S post office 1889 - 1964 with Amos Duffy, Postmaster 22 years, owning building.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965
Erected 1965 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3763.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Communications. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 28° 41.335′ N, 95° 58.298′ W. Marker is in Matagorda, Texas, in Matagorda County. Marker is on Laurel Street near Fisher Street, on the right when traveling south. 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. A different marker also named Old Matagorda Post Office (here, next to this marker); Frontier Building (here, next to this marker); Early Texas Freighting (a few steps from this marker); Site of Dream Colony of Jane McManus Commemorating Gulf High School (a few steps from this marker); School House (a few steps from 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 . . . Old Matagorda Post Office - History and Stories. Matagorda Historical Society - Usgenwebsites.org (Submitted on October 27, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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 98 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.