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

Kendleton

 
 
Kendleton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 29, 2008
1. Kendleton Marker
Inscription. Kendleton was originally a large plantation area of land in the western section of Fort Bend County. During the Reconstruction Era, free Negroes from Colorado and Washington Counties developed a colony of 100-acre plots. Having relocated several times, the community finally settled here.

For their outstanding achievement and affluence, the plaque is dedicated to the Black citizenry of Kendleton.

Bicentennial Year, April 25, 1976.
 
Erected 1976 by the Association for Afro-American Life and History. (Marker Number 9002.)
 
Location. 29° 26.936′ N, 96° 0.056′ W. Marker is in Kendleton, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is on Braxton Street just east of Lum Road (Farm to Market Road 2919), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in the parking lot of the Kendleton City Hall, two blocks north of US Hwy. 59. Marker is in this post office area: Kendleton TX 77451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Kendleton (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Powell Point School (approx. 2.4 miles away); New York, Texas & Mexican Railroad and The Community of Hungerford
Farm Rd. 2919, Kendleton, TX, image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 29, 2008
2. Farm Rd. 2919, Kendleton, TX,
View north toward Braxton St.
(approx. 5.7 miles away); J. D. Hudgins Ranch (approx. 5.7 miles away); Site of Quinan Community (approx. 5.7 miles away); Site of Post West Bernard Station (approx. 5.7 miles away); Site of World War II Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 10 miles away); Security Bank and Trust Company (approx. 11.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kendleton.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Additional keywords. Reconstruction Era
 
Categories. African AmericansAgricultureNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Kendleton, TX image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 29, 2008
3. Kendleton, TX
Horseback riders on Pink Taylor Rd. as seen from the Martin "100".
"Heritage Unlimited" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 29, 2008
4. "Heritage Unlimited"
The Fort Bend County Black History Museum in Bates Allen Park, off Charlie Roberts Lane, Kendleton, TX.
 
 
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