Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Matagorda: Matagorda Cemetery

Established in the late 1820s, the community of Matagorda remains just south of Bay City. The grave of Samuel Rhoads Fisher, Republic of Texas secretary of the Navy and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, is located in the Matagorda Cemetery.

Watch our Texas: The Republic Era video to learn more about the history of Texas Independence.  This video was produced for inclusion in our Texas: Forged of Revolution mobile tour found in our Texas Time Travel Tours mobile app. Download the app for more videos and travel information:


  • South Gulf and Matagorda Cemetery Road
  • Matagorda, Texas
  • 77457


Hours & Fees

  • Daylight hours.

  • Free