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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fort Bend County, Texas

Clickable Map of Fort Bend County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Fort Bend County, TX (67) Austin County, TX (89) Brazoria County, TX (176) Harris County, TX (426) Waller County, TX (49) Wharton County, TX (45)  FortBendCounty(67) Fort Bend County (67)  AustinCounty(89) Austin County (89)  BrazoriaCounty(176) Brazoria County (176)  HarrisCounty(426) Harris County (426)  WallerCounty(49) Waller County (49)  WhartonCounty(45) Wharton County (45)
Richmond is the county seat for Fort Bend County
Adjacent to Fort Bend County, Texas
      Austin County (89)  
      Brazoria County (176)  
      Harris County (426)  
      Waller County (49)  
      Wharton County (45)  
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1Texas (Fort Bend County), Beasley — 8969 — Beasley
Founded 1894 by Cecil A. Beasley (1862 - 1908), on the Texas & New Orleans Railroad. First called "Dyer" for Isabel Dyer (1871 - 1933), whom Beasley later married. Post office opened as "Beasley," May 13, 1898. The town boomed in 1910, as Stern & . . . Map (db m168553) HM
2Texas (Fort Bend County), Beasley — 12972 — Hope Lutheran Church
In the 1910s, the Rev. C. Merkel, pastor of an Evangelical Lutheran church in Needville, came to Beasley and invited local Lutherans to services held in the Beasley School building. Many attended, and they later petitioned the Rev. Apfelbach to . . . Map (db m168554) HM
3Texas (Fort Bend County), Fulshear — 18521 — Albert and Ethel Herzstein
Albert H. Herzstein was born March 5, 1907, into a Jewish immigrant family in Trinidad, Colorado. The family lived in Clayton, New Mexico, and moved to Denver, Colorado, before Albert moved to Houston in 1925 and began working for a small welding . . . Map (db m145886) HM
4Texas (Fort Bend County), Fulshear — 17257 — Fulshear Black Cemetery
Oral tradition says that this cemetery began as a slave cemetery on the plantation of Tennessee native Churchill Fulshear. Many early burials are unmarked, and the oldest headstone is that of Rebecca Scott in 1915. In addition, midwives, a chef, a . . . Map (db m157667) HM
5Texas (Fort Bend County), Fulshear — 8999 — Fulshear Cemetery
More than six acres here of the Mexican land grant acquired in 1824 by "Old 300" colonist Churchill Fulshear, Sr., were donated to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, by Churchill Fulshear, Jr., in 1851. Originally Union Chappel Cemetery, it was . . . Map (db m145862) HM
6Texas (Fort Bend County), Fulshear — 16356 — Pittsville
Planters preferring the prairie to the hazardous Brazos River bottoms settled this village in the 1840s. Named for store owners A. R. and Amanda (Wade) Pitts, it was a major commercial center by 1860. During the Civil War, the Pittsville Home Guard . . . Map (db m145863) HM
7Texas (Fort Bend County), Fulshear — 13146 — Pleasant Hill Cemetery
​ In 1910, J.G. Mayes conveyed two acres of land from the Mason Briscoe estate to the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church at this site. Around 1930, community residents and church members began using the land behind the sanctuary as a . . . Map (db m157672) HM
8Texas (Fort Bend County), Fulshear — 8998 — Town of Fulshear
On July 16, 1824, land grant of Mexico to Churchill Fulshear, one of the "Old 300" settlers of Stephen F. Austin, Father of Texas. Churchill Fulshear, Jr., veteran of Texas War for Independence, built 4-story brick mansion in 1850s, bred and raced . . . Map (db m145864) HM
9Texas (Fort Bend County), Katy — 11675 — First Baptist Church of Katy
On November 20, 1898, the Rev. T. L Scruggs led the first official meeting of what would later become the first Baptist Church of Katy. Among the new congregation's first twelve charter members were W.H. Featherston, W.P. & Hattie A. Morrison and . . . Map (db m157825) HM
10Texas (Fort Bend County), Katy — Katy Community Cemetery — aka Antioch Community Cemetery
The African-American community was among the first to settle in Katy, and they were key to the construction of the railroad and early farming ventures. Members of the community were well-respected, and in 1915 Adam Stockdick, an agent for the MKT . . . Map (db m170572) HM
11Texas (Fort Bend County), Kendleton — 9002 — Kendleton
The site on which Kendleton now stands was originally a Mexican land grant to settler Elizabeth Powell, whose house was an early-day stage stop. During the Texas Revolution, in 1836, Santa Anna's Mexican Army camped near here. Later the . . . Map (db m4419) HM
12Texas (Fort Bend County), Kendleton — 9002 — Kendleton
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 . . . Map (db m14126) HM
13Texas (Fort Bend County), Kendleton — 9057 — Powell Point School
William E. Kendall, an Anglo lawyer from Richmond, Texas, subdivided his plantation here into 100-acre farm tracts in 1869. He sold the land exclusively to Freedmen and by the 1880s a distinctly African American community named Kendleton had . . . Map (db m4971) HM
14Texas (Fort Bend County), Needville — 9054 — Needville Methodist Church Cemetery
Located on land purchased by the Needville German Methodist Church from the State of Texas in 1896, this small cemetery began in 1903, when the infant son of the church's pastor, William Sievers, and his wife Alma was buried near the church . . . Map (db m156207) HM
15Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 8970 — Booth
Freeman Irby (F.I.) Booth came in 1885 to Richmond, where he met and wed Mildred Ryon Wheat in 1889. They purchased land and built a home here. In the 1890s, Booth brought 30 families from South Carolina to work the land, planting cotton, corn, . . . Map (db m158432) HM
16Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 8983 — Calvary Episcopal Church
This congregation grew out of Episcopal Missionary efforts that began soon after Texas gained its independence from Mexico. In 1859, through the effort of Judge W.E. Kendall, the first church building was erected and the church became a parish. . . . Map (db m158436) HM
17Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9059 — City of Richmond
Area was settled in 1822 by members of Stephen F. Austin's colony, who first called their community "Fort Settlement." Earliest known burial was made by Wm. Morton, who donated land for Morton Cemetery. Town was formally laid out 1837 by land . . . Map (db m126518) HM
18Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 8981 — Constantine W. Buckley — Texas Confederate Legislator — (1815 - 1865) —
Came to Texas from Georgia, 1838. Clerk, Republic of Texas State Department. Prominent Fort Bend County planter, lawyer, district judge and legislator. Served as one of the speakers of Texas House of Representatives in critical Civil War . . . Map (db m126513) HM
19Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — Deaf Smith
The Texas Spy Died Nov. 30, 1837Map (db m158530) HM
20Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 8989 — Dismounted Texas Cavalry
The 95,000 men of military age in Civil War Texas, unaccustomed to walking, preferred the daring and mobility of the cavalry used to scout the enemy, screen troop movements and make lightning attacks. 58,533 Texans joined it, riding their own horses . . . Map (db m27748) HM
21Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 8990 — Early Courthouse Square
This square was deeded in 1838 to Fort Bend County by Robert E. Handy and William Lusk, founders of Richmond. It was site of 1850-1871 and 1888-1909 courthouses. Completed here 1888 was a two-story brick Victorian courthouse with bell tower . . . Map (db m126515) HM
22Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9065 — Erastus ("Deaf") Smith — (April 17, 1787 - November 30, 1837)
Most famous scout in Texas War for Independence. Obeyed Gen. Sam Houston's strategic order, then raised San Jacinto Battle Cry: "Fight for your lives! Vince's Bridge has been cut down." A native of New York, Smith settled in 1821 in San . . . Map (db m126519) HM
23Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 8994 — Fort Bend County Courthouse
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. . . . Map (db m122796) HM
24Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 8995 — Fort Bend County Jail
Completed in 1897, this structure was the third jail building in Fort Bend County. Built to communicate strength and justice to the area's lawless elements, the imposing Romanesque revival style structure features terra cotta decoration and massive . . . Map (db m129330) HM
25Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 13291 — Foster Community
The Foster Community began in the fall of 1821 as a permanent campsite settled by Randolph Foster (1790-1887) on what was then one of the largest single land grants in Texas (11,601 acres). The John Foster grant, deeded by Stephen F. Austin, came . . . Map (db m157742) HM
26Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 8615 — H. Schumacher Oil Works
Henry Schumacher (1832-1901), a native of Germany, opened one of the first cottonseed oil mills in this region in 1873, assembling the machinery with only the aid of an old encyclopedia. The oil works produced cottonseed oil, meal, and cake, and . . . Map (db m126532) HM
27Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9006 — Jane Long Boarding House
Born in Maryland in 1798, Jane H. Wilkinson moved to Mississippi (1811) and became the ward of her famous relative, Gen. James Wilkinson, field commander of the United States Army. Jane married Dr. James Long in 1815 and later followed him on a . . . Map (db m126517) HM
28Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 12960 — John Foster
John Foster was born on May 25, 1757, in South Carolina to William James and Mary (Hill) Foster. Family history indicates he may have served with his brothers in Charleston against a British attack in June 1776. He married Rachel (Gibson), and . . . Map (db m156722) HM
29Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 8797 — 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 . . . Map (db m157733) HM
30Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9008 — John McNabb
Member of the Santa Fe Expedition, 1841 Born in Scotland Died April 27, 1894Map (db m126525) HM
31Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9009 — McNabb House
Phillip Vogel, a German merchant, built this residence in the 1850s. It reflects the simple Greek revival style popular at the time. A. D. McNabb, owner of a saddlery shop, bought the property in 1887. He married Charlien Gloyd, daughter of . . . Map (db m129331) HM
32Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 15563 — Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar
Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar • The Father of Education in Texas • Born in Georgia August 16, 1798 • Founded the Columbus Enquirer • Came to Texas in 1836 • He commanded the cavalry at the Battle of San Jacinto • Served successively as Secretary of War, . . . Map (db m126864) HM
33Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9011 — Moore Home
Occupied by three generations of the Moore family, this house was built in 1883 by John M. Moore (1862-1940) for his bride Lottie (Dyer). A prosperous rancher, Moore served in the State Legislature and from 1905 to 1913 in the U.S. Congress. He . . . Map (db m158525) HM
34Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9012 — Morton Cemetery
Burial place of illustrious pioneers, including 1838-1841 Republic of Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar (1798-1859) and one of State's first women settlers, Jane Long (1798-1880), known as "The Mother of Texas." On Labor No. 1 of Mexican land . . . Map (db m126485) HM
35Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — Morton Cemetery 1822
Resting place of many Texas pioneers and heroes. Placed by Texas Society Daughters of American Colonists March 7, 1966Map (db m158444) HM
36Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9050 — Morton Lodge No. 72, A. F. & A. M.
Organized in 1850, the Morton Masonic Lodge was chartered on January 24, 1851. Named for "Old 300" colonist and Mason William Morton, the Lodge began with twenty charter members. The first lodge hall, located on Jackson Street, was replaced in 1855 . . . Map (db m126524) HM
37Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 12725 — Randolph Foster
Born in the Natchez District of Spanish West Florida on March 12, 1790, Randolph Foster was the son of John and Rachel (Gibson) Foster. After service in Captain Randal Jones' Company during the War of 1812, Randolph hunted and explored throughout . . . Map (db m156724) HM
38Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 8993 — Site of Fort Bend
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.Map (db m126486) HM
39Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9004 — Site of the Home of Mirabeau B. Lamar — 1798-1859
Father of Texas education. President of the Republic of Texas, 1836-1841. He lived here from 1851 to 1859.Map (db m126512) HM
40Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9001 — Site of the Home of Randal Jones — 1786 - 1873
. . . Map (db m126487) HM
41Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9074 — Site of Thompson's Ferry
Where a part of the Mexican Army under command of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna crossed the Brazos on April 14, 1836 en route to an engagement with the Texans • This occurred one week later at San Jacinto Erected by the State of . . . Map (db m158527) HM
42Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9064 — St. John's United Methodist Church
While Methodist missionaries had served the Richmond area as early as 1824, this congregation was organized January 22, 1839, by the Rev. Jesse Hord. Early members included some of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" colonists. The congregation built this . . . Map (db m122795) HM
43Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9007 — The McFarlane House
A native of Scotland, Isaac McFarlane (1840-1900) served with Terry's Texas Rangers during the Civil War and later became a successful merchant in Richmond. This home was constructed for his family in the early 1880s by local builder Thomas Culshaw. . . . Map (db m122759) HM
44Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9066 — Thomas Jefferson Smith
Born in Virginia 1808, reared in Georgia. Fought in Texas War for Independence, 1836, under James W. Fannin at Refugio Mission. Captured at Goliad, was spared to repair guns for Mexican Army. Escaped during Battle of San Jacinto. Settled in . . . Map (db m126526) HM
45Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 8982 — Walter Moses Burton — (August 9, 1840 - June 4, 1913)
Born a slave in North Carolina, Walter Moses Burton was brought to Texas about 1860. At the end of the Civil War, he purchased land from his former owner, Thomas B. Burton, from whom he had also learned to read and write. Walter Burton became a . . . Map (db m126527) HM
46Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — William Morton
This marker was dedicated January 27, 2001 on the 150th anniversary of Morton Lodge No. 72 A.F. & A.M. honoring the memory of William Morton, a Masonic brother who was one of the first settlers of Richmond. He acquired this labor of land (177 . . . Map (db m158448) HM
47Texas (Fort Bend County), Rosenberg — 9077 — Charles Harvey Waddell — (January 18, 1888 - January 28, 1950)
​ A native of Arkansas, Charles Harvey Waddell came to Texas with his family at an early age. He became an automobile dealer in 1910 and in 1914 formed the Fort Bend Telephone Company. He served as County Tax Collector from 1919 to 1922, and . . . Map (db m158452) HM
48Texas (Fort Bend County), Rosenberg — 8991 — First Baptist Church of Rosenberg
In 1896, three Baptist men organized this church. T.E. Muse served as the first pastor from 1898 to 1900. The 1900 Galveston hurricane destroyed an unfinished church building. Services were held in a nearby church and in a rail car until a . . . Map (db m92422) HM
49Texas (Fort Bend County), Rosenberg — 8996 — Fort Bend Telephone Company
Founded in 1914, the Fort Bend Telephone Company began when Charles H. Waddell purchased nine individual telephone lines in the Needville community and established a central switchboard exchange. The company grew quickly and soon connected the . . . Map (db m158456) HM
50Texas (Fort Bend County), Rosenberg — 15974 — Julius Edward Junker
Julius Edward Junker (1891-1972) contributed significantly to the civic and agricultural development of Rosenberg and Fort Bend County. He was a founder of the First National Bank of Rosenberg in 1925 and served as County Chairman of "New Deal" . . . Map (db m158511) HM
51Texas (Fort Bend County), Rosenberg — 9003 — Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar — President of the Republic of Texas
Born 1798 in Georgia. Came to Texas 1835. Became involved immediately in movement for independence from Mexico. Upon fall of the Alamo and news of Goliad Massacre, joined Texas Army as a private, as Houston moved eastward toward San Jacinto. . . . Map (db m126520) HM
52Texas (Fort Bend County), Rosenberg — 9060 — Robinowitz Brothers
The Robinowitz family immigrated to the United States from Russia between 1898 and 1910. Beginning a new life in Texas, the brothers worked as peddlers for several years before opening stores in Richmond, Beasley, and Rosenberg. As merchants and . . . Map (db m158454) HM
53Texas (Fort Bend County), Rosenberg — Rosenberg
Founded on a site in original Mexican Land Grant of early settler Henry Scott, where a small, nameless shipping point existed on the Brazos early as 1830. The Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado Railroad had tracks here before 1860. Town developed . . . Map (db m158523) HM
54Texas (Fort Bend County), Rosenberg — 13127 — Rosenberg Cemetery
The Rosenberg Cemetery, formerly the Woodmen of the World (W.O.W.) Cemetery, had its beginnings in three separate but adjacent cemeteries - the W.O.W. Cemetery, and Moers and Klauke additions. Although it includes burials dating to the 1890s, the . . . Map (db m158535) HM
55Texas (Fort Bend County), Rosenberg — Rosenberg City Hall Gazebo Plaza
Developed and Erected By The Rosenberg Sesquicentennial Committee Jill Beard & Margaret Gonzales Co-Chairmen As a gift to the City of Rosenberg on the occasion of the Texas Sesquicentennial 1986 In grateful appreciation to those members . . . Map (db m158524) HM WM
56Texas (Fort Bend County), Rosenberg — 9063 — Rosenberg Post Office
This post office was established in 1881, a year after Rosenberg was founded on the newly laid route of the Santa Fe Railroad. Early post office locations include a hotel and a general store. Parcel Post service began in 1913, and by 1928 . . . Map (db m158464) HM
57Texas (Fort Bend County), Rosenberg — 9076 — Vogelsang Building
Built in 1910 by Jacob Gray, this building was leased by Louis A. Vogelsang (1874-1961) in 1916 for his general merchandise business. Vogelsang bought the property in 1922, and continued to operate his store at this site until 1947. The early . . . Map (db m158462) HM
58Texas (Fort Bend County), Simonton — 16950 — Simonton School
In 1893, Simonton Common School District No. 10 formed. J.B. Jamison. and J.W. Mullins deeded land at this site for a new frame school in 1911. In 1925, noted Houston architect Louis Glover designed this two story school for nine grades. The Art . . . Map (db m179242) HM
59Texas (Fort Bend County), Stafford — 8992 — Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado — First Railroad in Texas
Planned 1840 to benefit the Republic of Texas by moving rich sugar and cotton crops from plantation areas. Chartered 1841 by 5th Congress of the Republic, in name of Harrisburg Railroad & Trading Company. H. R. & T. C. did not succeed in . . . Map (db m73448) HM
60Texas (Fort Bend County), Stafford — 18362 — Stafford Municipal School District
The city of Stafford, or Stafford’s Point, was settled by William Stafford in the early 1820s. The settlers organized a place for their children to go to school, and by the 1830s, a one-room school was available with ten students attending. Later, . . . Map (db m197499) HM
61Texas (Fort Bend County), Stafford — 9068 — Stafford's Point
One of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300," William J. Stafford (1764-1840), founded the settlement of Stafford's Point on the 6819.7-acre land grant he received in the winter of 1824. Bringing his family and slaves from his Louisiana sugar . . . Map (db m27781) HM
62Texas (Fort Bend County), Sugar Land — 9000 — Hodge's Bend Cemetery
A veteran of "Swamp Fox" Francis Marion's South Carolina brigade during the American Revolution, Alexander Hodge (b. 1760) brought his family to Texas in 1825. Hodge was prominent among the "Old Three Hundred" settlers; his sons fought in the . . . Map (db m27747) HM
63Texas (Fort Bend County), Sugar Land — 18089 — Imperial Prison Farm Cemetery
Prior to the Civil War, this rich river bottom land was known for its cotton, corn and sugar cane crops and sugar mill. With the emancipation of slaves in 1865, area plantation owners struggled to work the fields and mill. In 1878, landowners L.A. . . . Map (db m157744) HM
64Texas (Fort Bend County), Sugar Land — 9071 — Sugar Land Independent School District No. 17
A public school was established as early as 1912 for families moving to the company town of Sugar Land. In 1918, the State Legislature created Sugar Land Independent School District No.17, with the requirement that at least two of the seven board . . . Map (db m157771) HM
65Texas (Fort Bend County), Sugar Land — Sugar Land Refinery
The center of the sugar industry from Texas colonial days and the site of the first sugar refinery in Texas located by S. M. Williams on land granted to him by the Mexican government.Map (db m27764) HM
66Texas (Fort Bend County), Sugar Land — 12990 — Texas Prison System Central State Farm Main Building
Central State Farm's roots trace to the late 1870s, when the original 5235 acres of the sugar plantation here were worked by convict labor. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, public sentiment largely supported a self-sustaining prison system, . . . Map (db m28499) HM
67Texas (Fort Bend County), Wallis — 12982 — Krasna Settlement
In 1891, Francis Smith subdivided and sold property in this area. In 1892, he gave four acres for a school and church for Czech settlers forming the community of Krasna, which means beautiful in the Czech language. That year, local families built . . . Map (db m168505) HM
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