Near Richmond in Fort Bend County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
John Foster Land Grant
John Foster (1757-1837) came to Texas in 1822 as a member of Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" Colony. He received a grant of about 12,000 acres of land from the Mexican Government. Following his death the land was divided among his ten children. A community which grew up in the area was named Foster. Over the years the Foster lands have yielded abundant wildlife and numerous agricultural products, including cotton, rice, pecans, and sugar cane. Twentieth century land uses have included housing developments and oil and gas production.
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8797.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
Location. 29° 39.204′ N, 95° 50.641′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is on Winner Foster Road, one mile west of Farm to Market Road 359, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond TX 77406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow fliesFoster Community (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pleasant Hill Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Randon & Pennington Grant of 1824 (approx. 2½ miles away); John Foster (approx. 2.7 miles away); Randolph Foster (approx. 2.7 miles away); Town of Fulshear (approx. 4.2 miles away); Fulshear Black Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Fulshear Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . . John Foster. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on October 11, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.