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

Site of Fort Bend

 
 
Site of Fort Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
1. Site of Fort Bend Marker
Inscription.
Built in November 1821 by
William Little, William
Smithers, Charles Beard,
Joseph Polly, and Henry
Holster. - Its name was
given to the county when
created in 1837.

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 8993.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 29° 34.636′ N, 95° 45.107′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker can be reached from Eugene Heimann Circle. Touch for map. This marker has been relocated from its previous location to the Mirabeau B. Lamar Homestead Park and Archeological Reserve. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1717 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond TX 77469, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Home of Mirabeau B. Lamar (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Richmond (approx. 0.6 miles away); Constantine W. Buckley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Erastus ("Deaf") Smith (approx. 0.7 miles away); Morton Lodge No. 72, A. F. & A. M.
The "Site of Fort Bend" Marker: to the right of the "Site of the Home of Randal Jones" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denny, September 19, 2009
2. The "Site of Fort Bend" Marker: to the right of the "Site of the Home of Randal Jones" Marker
with westbound US-90 over the Brazos River in the background.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Bend County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. John's United Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); The McFarlane House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Regarding Site of Fort Bend. While the marker designates this as the location of Fort Bend, the actual site of the fort is now under the Brazos River, a short distance away.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Bend County. "- by 2011 Fort Bend was ranked the fourth most racially-diverse country in the United States by USA Today -" (Submitted on June 30, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. Fort Bend - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Site of Fort Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
3. Site of Fort Bend Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 766 times since then and 94 times this year. Last updated on November 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on November 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   2. submitted on June 30, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on November 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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