History of Matagorda
Matagorda is the third oldest town in Texas. It was settled by Elias R Wright, one of Stephen F Austin’s surveyors, along with 60 settlers in 1829. Once the county seat and thriving shipping port, Matagorda is now a sleepy fishing village approximately 100 miles southwest of Houston. It is located at the intersection of the Lower Colorado River, the Intercoastal Waterway, and the Gulf of Mexico.EXPLORE MORE!