Matagorda For Kids



By B. Palmer Robbins

The Matagorda County Tribune, Thursday, October 10, 1935

Dear old Matagorda,

Matagorda by the sea,

The dearest of all the towns

In the state to me.

It was built up in the days

Of long, long ago,

But still it listens good,

No matter who we know.


We go from Matagorda

On over to the beach

Where the waves roll in high,

And the pretty shells do bleach.

Straight on to the gulf

To take a dip in brine,

And once you try this sport,

You'll feel it will be thine.


Some like the river,

And some like the bay;

Others like to sit in town

For to whittle the steps away.

You may travel over the world

And sail across the water,

But you'll never find a place

Like dear old Matagorda.


It is a very small town,

Which we all say is true,

But no matter where you come from

There's a welcome here for you.

Whether from North America,

Or some far-off nation,

Just come to Matagorda,

And you'll find accommodation.


We fish all through the summer,

And in the winter hunt we do,

Now just come to see us once,

'Cause there's a sport here for you.

Go down to the river

And take a drink of water.

Once you've done this deed

You will return to Matagorda.


She sits up on a hill

Close down by the bay.

And I'll speak for her right now,

It's a fine old place to stay.

We have traveled over the world,

To the mountains up so high,

But in dear old Matagorda

We hope to live and die.


Matagorda Links

Christ Episcopal Church

1894 Matagorda School Census

1894 Matagorda School Census - African American School

1895 Matagorda School Census

1895 Matagorda School Census - African American School

Matagorda Businesses

Matagorda Cemetery

Matagorda Chamber of Commerce

Matagorda Harbor

Matagorda History

Matagorda Lighthouse

Matagorda ISD

Matagorda Newspaper Columns
1858-1912          1913-1959

Matagorda Pictures

Matagorda Schools

Matagorda Town Page

Nye Family History

Yellow Fever Victims 1862



Matagorda Area Historical Markers

Battle Island

Christ Episcopal Church

City of Matagorda

Major George Morse Collinsworth

Culver Home

Dale-Rugeley-Sisk House

Early Texas Freighting

S. Rhoads Fisher

Fisher-Sargent-Gottschalk House

Sinclair David Gervais


Albert Clinton Horton

Ira Ingram

Seth Ingram

Dr. Albert Moses Levy

Little Bethel AME Church

Matagorda Cemetery

Matagorda Lodge No. 7, A. F. & A. M.

Matagorda Methodist Church

Jane McManus

Old Matagorda Post Office

Richard Royster Royall

Selkirk Island


St. Peter's Baptist Church

Benjamin and Esther Randall Wightman,First Burials in Matagorda Cemetery





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