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Richmond in Fort Bend County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Bend County Courthouse

 
 
Fort Bend County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, August 30, 2018
1. Fort Bend County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  This classical revival building is the fifth courthouse for Fort Bend County, which was organized in 1837. The structure was designed by C. H. Page of Austin and dedicated in 1909. The contractor was the Texas Building Company, also of Austin. Exterior styling features a dome, statue, and cornices of copper. The interior has a 3-story rotunda, mosaic tile floors, and green glazed tile wainscoting. Additions were made to the courthouse in 1935 and 1957.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8994.)
 
Location. 29° 34.902′ N, 95° 45.705′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Street (Alternate U.S. 90) and South 5th Street, on the right when traveling east on Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Jackson Street, Richmond TX 77469, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (a few steps from this marker); Constantine W. Buckley (within shouting distance of this marker); The McFarlane House
Fort Bend County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
2. Fort Bend County Courthouse Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Courthouse Square (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Richmond (about 500 feet away); Jane Long Boarding House (about 600 feet away); Erastus ("Deaf") Smith (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
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Fort Bend County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, November 12, 2008
3. Fort Bend County Courthouse
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 2, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.   2. submitted on November 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   3. submitted on September 2, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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