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My name is Jennifer Zimmermann and I am your Fort Bend County host. My family line is new to the Fort Bend area; my line goes back through Tarrant County, Texas and Alabama, but I love the history of the area in which I now reside. Our goal at Genealogy Trails is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers. We welcome your feedback and comments, and of course, your data contributions. If you have data that you would like to have posted on this website, please contact us

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Fort Bend County is a county located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area.

In 1837, the Congress of the Republic of Texas incorporated Richmond and eighteen other towns.  Later in the same year, the County of Fort Bend was created from portions of Austin, Harris and Brazoria County. Notable citizens of the county included Jane Long, Mirabeau B. Lamar, and  Samuel May Williams.
Richmond became a prosperous trade center for the surrounding agricultural region. Cotton and sugar and other products were sent down the Brazos River to the Port of Galveston. The early sugar cane plantations and farms supplied the Imperial Sugar industrial complex and its company town evolved into the current City of Sugar Land. When the railroad from Galveston through Richmond was built in the 1850’s, the county became a ready provider of agricultural products and raw materials to coastal markets and beyond. Cotton continues to be a staple of the agricultural economy.



Unincorporated areas

Houston (partially in Fort Bend)
Katy (partially in Fort Bend)
Meadows Place
Missouri City (partially in Fort Bend)
Pearland (partially in Fort Bend)
Stafford (partially in Fort Bend)
Sugar Land


Cinco Ranch
Fifth Street


Mission Bend
Sienna Plantation


County Clerk's Office

George Memorial Library

Fort Bend County Museum

301 Jackson Street
Richmond, TX 77469

Phone: 281-341-8685
Automated Information
Phone: 281-341-8652
To speak to a County Clerk Representative
Fax: 281-341-8697

1001 Golfview
, TX 77469

Phone: (281) 342-4455
Fax: (281) 341-2688

500 Houston Street
Richmond TX

Phone: (281) 342-6478
Fax: (281) 342-2439








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Surrounding Counties

Waller County (north)

Harris County (east)

Brazoria County (southeast)

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