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Fort Bend County Texas

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.

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*  Arcola  *  Fulshear  *  Katy (partially in Fort Bend)  *  Meadows Place  *  Missouri City (partially in Fort Bend)  *

*  Needville  *  Pearland (partially in Fort Bend)  *  Richmond  *  Rosenberg  *  Stafford (partially in Fort Bend)  *

*  Sugar Land  *  Beasley  *  Clodine  *  Fairchilds  *  Kendleton  *  Orchard  *  Pleak  *  Simonton  *  Thompsons  *

Unincorporated Areas

*  Cinco Ranch  *  Cumings  *  DeWalt  *  Fifth Street  *  Fresno  *  Greatwood  *  Mission Bend  *  Rosharon  *

*  Sienna Plantation  *

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Website Updates:
May 2017: History: 1914 County History
Oct 2016: Military Vietnam War Casualties
Jun 2016: County Records: 1916 County Officers; Military: World War 2 Casualties Honor Roll
Jan 2016: County Records: 1888 County Officers; Military: Korean War Casualties; Website updated and now most all pages mobile friendly


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County Clerk's Office

George Memorial Library

Fort Bend County Museum

301 Jackson Street
Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: 281-341-8685
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Phone: 281-341-8652
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Fax: 281-341-8697

1001 Golfview
Richmond, 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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