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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.
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
Houston (partially in Fort Bend)
Katy (partially in Fort Bend)
Missouri City (partially in Fort Bend)
Pearland (partially in Fort Bend)
Stafford (partially in Fort Bend)
County Clerk's Office
George Memorial Library
Fort Bend County Museum
301 Jackson Street
Richmond, TX 77469
To speak to a County Clerk Representative
Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: (281) 342-4455
Fax: (281) 341-2688
500 Houston Street
Phone: (281) 342-6478
Fax: (281) 342-2439
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