Matagorda County

By: Lisette Hotz

The Land

Bay City is the county seat of Matagorda County and this city began on a cow pasture. Two men bought 640 acres of land to start a new community. The land is mostly used for ranching and farming. Matagorda is right next to the bay and is used for trade.

Points of Interest!!!

The Beach! Historical parks! Fishing! Boating! Shopping! Great Texan food!

Catch Phrase: It's A Shore Thing!


Matagorda County is very rich in history. It has many historical cemeteries, historical parks, and museums. It was once the home of the Karankawas and borders the Gulf of Mexico so you can go to the beach and have some fun in the sun! They also have annual fairs, livestock shows and rodeos.