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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 (122) Austin County, TX (115) Brazoria County, TX (174) Harris County, TX (504) Waller County, TX (49) Wharton County, TX (50)  FortBendCounty(122) Fort Bend County (122)  AustinCounty(115) Austin County (115)  BrazoriaCounty(174) Brazoria County (174)  HarrisCounty(504) Harris County (504)  WallerCounty(49) Waller County (49)  WhartonCounty(50) Wharton County (50)
Richmond is the county seat for Fort Bend County
Adjacent to Fort Bend County, Texas
      Austin County (115)  
      Brazoria County (174)  
      Harris County (504)  
      Waller County (49)  
      Wharton County (50)  
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1 Texas, Fort Bend County, Arcola — 15210 — Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry, an early area settler, was born in 1791 in Mississippi. He came to Texas in 1832 with his wife Eliza Whitehead and two sons. He was widowed and in 1833 married Louisa Ann Morton. They had four children and lived on her inherited land . . . Map (db m225204) HM
2 Texas, Fort Bend County, Arcola — 15315 — Duke Community
In 1824, Old Three-Hundred settlers David Fitzgerald, Thomas Barnett and Moses Shipman received land grants in this area. Fitzgerald fought at Anahuac in 1832; Barnett signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. This location on the northeastern . . . Map (db m225203) HM
3 Texas, Fort Bend County, Arcola — 14673 — The Fitzgerald and Fenn Families
David Fitzgerald, a veteran of the American Revolution and the War of 1812, came to Texas from Georgia in 1821.His son-in-law, Eli Fenn, followed in 1832. Fenn served during the Texas Revolution and signed the 1837 petition for the creation of . . . Map (db m225202) HM
4 Texas, 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
5 Texas, 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
6 Texas, Fort Bend County, Fairchilds — 8985 — Cesinger Cemetery
Frederick and Anna Cesinger brought their family to this area to live in 1891. They bought a 320-acre tract of land, and two years later deeded 160 acres to their son, George. In 1894, when George's sister Philipina died just one month before her . . . Map (db m202451) HM
7 Texas, Fort Bend County, Fairchilds — 11884 — Concord Cemetery
At the end of the 19th century, a community of Mennonites settled on the 33 lots of the Barnabas Wickson League. It is believed that the first persons interred on this site were Heinrich Reimer (d. 1898) and Maria Klassen (d. 1899). Siblings Maria . . . Map (db m202448) HM
8 Texas, 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
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9 Texas, Fort Bend County, Fulshear — 22462 — First United Methodist Church Fulshear
In 1844, Rev. John Patton (1800-1854), a Methodist Circuit Rider, founded Union Chappel Methodist Church. The congregation met at the Union Chapel Meeting Ground, land owned by Churchill Fulshear Jr., who deeded the 6.1 acres to the church in 1851. . . . Map (db m225292) HM
10 Texas, 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
11 Texas, 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
12 Texas, 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
13 Texas, Fort Bend County, Fulshear — 13146 — Pleasant Hill Cemetery Reported damaged
​ 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
14 Texas, 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
15 Texas, 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
16 Texas, Fort Bend County, Katy — Katy Community Cemeteryaka 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
17 Texas, Fort Bend County, Kendleton — 16252 — Terry v. Adams
During the first half of the 20th century, the U. S. Supreme Court heard a series of significant Texas voting rights cases which collectively ended the “white primary” system established in many areas of the South after the Civil War. White . . . Map (db m211552) HM
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18 Texas, 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
19 Texas, 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
20 Texas, 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 m201991) HM
21 Texas, Fort Bend County, Missouri City — 8988 — DeWalt Cemetery
In 1845 Thomas Walters DeWalt (1822-1874) traveled from South Carolina and settled on nearby Oyster Creek. He soon established a plantation, and in 1850 set aside 1.2 acres of land for the burial of two sisters of Charlotte E. Brown, whom he married . . . Map (db m225207) HM
22 Texas, Fort Bend County, Missouri City — 22807 — Holy Family Catholic Church
Early area Catholic families had to travel to Houston to attend mass. Occasionally a visiting priest would say mass in the home of a local family. In 1913, a wooden structure, St. Patrick's, was built at Fifth and Orchard Streets in Missouri City on . . . Map (db m225462) HM
23 Texas, Fort Bend County, Missouri City — 18520 — St. John Missionary Baptist Church
After the Civil War, former Dewalt plantation slaves, led by Rev. Dave King, formed St. John Baptist Church (Colored) in 1869. In 1900, Anna Cartwright Roberts deeded two acres in the David Bright League to the church and County School District #19. . . . Map (db m210001) HM
24 Texas, Fort Bend County, Needville — 9053 — Needville Methodist Church
Originally the German Methodist Episcopal Church, North, of Needville, this congregation traces its history to 1892. The Rev. Jacob Ott, a pioneer Methodist missionary, founded the church. Early worship services were held in private homes. The . . . Map (db m202453) HM
25 Texas, 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
26 Texas, Fort Bend County, Needville — 9067 — Snake Creek Cemetery and Church
Tombstones in this cemetery reflect early settlers who lived in Snake Creek Community. Hodges, Boon, Boone, Darst, Davis, Gill, Armstrong, Hartgraves, Hughes, Kennelly, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Snedecor, Sims, Tarver, West. Two veterans of the Battle . . . Map (db m225836) HM
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27 Texas, Fort Bend County, Needville — 9053 — Town of Needville
Had beginning in 1892 when settler August Schendel opened general store here, on his land. Blacksmith shop, cotton gin, and room for post office had been added by 1894, when Schendel was appointed first postmaster. He suggested naming place . . . Map (db m202455) HM
28 Texas, Fort Bend County, Needville, Brazos Bend Oaks — 8947 — Andrew Jackson Beard
A veteran of San Jacinto Born in Arkansas May 29, 1814 Died in 1866 His wife Sallie Pentecost Beard Born in June, 1818 Died in 1857Map (db m225902) HM
29 Texas, Fort Bend County, Needville, Brazos Bend Oaks — 8980 — Brown-Beard Cemetery
Begun in the Big Creek Settlement area as the Pentecost Graveyard, this cemetery dates to at least 1841 with the burial of George S. Pentecost, an "Old 300" colonist. Also buried here are six of his children and their spouses, including son-in-law . . . Map (db m225899) HM
30 Texas, 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
31 Texas, 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
32 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — 18098 — Church of The Living God, Pillar and Ground of Truth
The Church of the Living God, Pillar and Ground of Truth was the first of its kind and denomination in Richmond, established in 1918 by evangelist Isom Ford. The first church was built in 1923 on Fourth and Travis Streets in the Freeman Town area. . . . Map (db m206016) HM
33 Texas, 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
34 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — 8981 — Constantine W. BuckleyTexas 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
35 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — Deaf Smith
The Texas Spy Died Nov. 30, 1837Map (db m158530) HM
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36 Texas, 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
37 Texas, 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
38 Texas, 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
39 Texas, 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
40 Texas, 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
41 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — Fort Bend War Memorial
In memory of all who died in the defense of our Country Sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars American Legion Disabled American Veterans of Fort Bend County Texas November 11, 1990 Paid for by Citizens of Fort Bend County . . . Map (db m213746) WM
42 Texas, 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
43 Texas, 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
44 Texas, 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
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45 Texas, 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
46 Texas, 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
47 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — 9008 — John McNabb
Member of the Santa Fe Expedition, 1841 Born in Scotland Died April 27, 1894Map (db m126525) HM
48 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — 22453 — Mamie and A.P. George
Both descendants of early Texas settlers, Mary Elizabeth "Mamie" Davis (1877-1971) and Albert Peyton George (1873-1955) supported and served Richmond and Fort Bend County through a legacy of ranching and philanthropy. After they married in 1896, . . . Map (db m225747) HM
49 Texas, 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
50 Texas, 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
51 Texas, 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
52 Texas, 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
53 Texas, 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
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54 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — Morton Cemetery Veterans Flag Pole
This flagpole is dedicated to the memory of all the men and women buried in Morton Cemetery who have served in the Armed Forces of our Country from the War for independence from Mexico to the present. It is because of their gallant service . . . Map (db m213749) WM
55 Texas, 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
56 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — 9051 — Morton-McCloy House
"Old 300" settlers William Morton and his family operated Morton's Ferry here in the 1820s. Hand-hewn braced-frame construction suggests that at its core this house was built by the Mortons in the mid-1830s. Altered to its present appearance . . . Map (db m208114) HM
57 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — 9005 — Mrs. Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long
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58 Texas, 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
59 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — 18385 — Randon & Pennington Grant of 1824
In 1821, Stephen F. Austin was granted a permit from the Mexican government to act as empresario for 300 families to settle in Texas. That summer, he and the settlers, known as the Old Three Hundred, began crossing into Texas. From 1823 to 1824, . . . Map (db m209258) HM
60 Texas, 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
61 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — 9004 — Site of the Home of Mirabeau B. Lamar1798-1859
Father of Texas education. President of the Republic of Texas, 1836-1841. He lived here from 1851 to 1859.Map (db m126512) HM
62 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — 9001 — Site of the Home of Randal Jones1786 - 1873
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63 Texas, 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
64 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — 9064 — St. John's United Methodist Church — United Methodist Church Registered Historic Site No. 106 —
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
65 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — 8986 — The Darst-Yoder House
This 14-room Classical Revival structure of cypress and pine has 11-foot ceilings, four fireplaces; built in 1908 by R.H. Darst (1859-1938), grandson of an 1829 Texas pioneer, direct descendant of Daniel Boone. Here Darst and his wife Pearle . . . Map (db m225837) HM
66 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — 8987 — The John H. Pickens Davis House
Built by son of Kinchen Davis, who escaped death by drawing a white bean in famous Ordeal of Texans in 1842 Mexican Conflict. As a "Jaybird" leader, builder J. H. P. Davis (1851-1927), prevented lynchings in Jaybird-Woodpecker War of the 1880s. . . . Map (db m225748) HM
67 Texas, 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
68 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — 9055 — The Peareson-Winston House
Col. P.E. Peareson, a Civil War veteran and lawyer whose firm practiced in Richmond almost a century, moved this house to this site in 1869. The builder is not identified, and there have been Victorian additions, but the house retains great dignity. . . . Map (db m225346) HM
69 Texas, 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
70 Texas, 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
71 Texas, 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
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72 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — 18114 — Williams Family
The southeastern road into Richmond is named Williams Way Boulevard after the Williams Family who shaped the area's history. Joseph Crawley Williams, Sr., born in the 1838 in Louisiana, came to Fort Bend County in 1860 after earning a law degree in . . . Map (db m225480) HM
73 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond — 9010 — Wyly Martin
Scout under Gen. Wm. Henry Harrison, 1813 Served under Gen. Andrew Jackson, War of 1812 Alcalde, San Felipe de Austin Delegate to the Conventions of Texas, 1832-33 Member of the Consultation, 1835 Captain of A Company in the Army of Texas . . . Map (db m212056) HM
74 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond, Hillcrest Circle — Agriculture
Cotton and corn were the primary crops grown on the plantation. Plowing of the fields began in January, planting of crops in February and March, and cultivation shortly after the plants broke the surface. Cultivation involved thinning the . . . Map (db m235368) HM
75 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond, Hillcrest Circle — Cisterns
Lamar's home was furnished with a cistern, an underground tank used for the mass storage of fresh water. By attaching a series of gutters to a structure, falling rain water could be captured and diverted into a water storage tank. In the absence of . . . Map (db m235350) HM
76 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond, Hillcrest Circle — Fort Bend
Fort Bend was a log structure cabin or blockhouse built in a large bend of the Brazos River in what is now Richmond, in order to provide protection against Indian raids. It was erected in 1822 by an agent of Stephen F. Austin's first colony, "The . . . Map (db m235338) HM
77 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond, Hillcrest Circle — Fort Bend County
American Stephen Fuller Austin in 1821 contracted with the Spanish colonial government to bring in 300 families of settlers to the fertile bottom lands of the lower Colorado and Brazos rivers. Among his original "Old 300" colonists were the . . . Map (db m235371) HM
78 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond, Hillcrest Circle — Lamar Moves to Richmond
Lamar acquired two town lots in Richmond in 1838, but his public service and extensive travels kept him from settling permanently. Following his marriage to Henrietta Maffitt in 1851, the couple toured the South, and a daughter, Loretto Evalina . . . Map (db m235354) HM
79 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond, Hillcrest Circle — Lamar's Last Years in Richmond
Lamar was 54 when he retired to Richmond with his new family, and wrote of his new-found bliss: "Like yon declining sun, my life Is going down, all calm and mild- Illumined by an angel wife, And sweetened by a cherub child." While living . . . Map (db m235345) HM
80 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond, Hillcrest Circle — Mirabeau B. Lamar
Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (1798-1859), a Georgia native, first visited Texas in 1835 when he supported a declaration for Texas Independence from Mexico and helped to build a fort at Velasco. He returned during the Texas Revolution, enlisting as a . . . Map (db m235369) HM
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81 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond, Hillcrest Circle — Natural tributes of the Site
The soil here is "Miller fine sandy loam" and was created when a fine layer of sediment was deposited over a deeper layer of clay during the flooding of the river. Prior to settlement, such soil would have supported a forest of pecan, ash, oak, elm . . . Map (db m235366) HM
82 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond, Hillcrest Circle — Pioneer Artifacts
The age of some artifacts found at this site suggests that occupancy may date from the late 1830's. Household items include fragments of ceramic dishes, sewing thimbles, and buttons made of porcelain and brass. Two musical instruments known as Jew's . . . Map (db m235343) HM
83 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond, Hillcrest Circle — The Lamar Slaves
Prior to the Civil War and emancipation, Fort Bend plantation owners commonly utilized slaves to provide agriculture and domestic labor. By 1855 there were 105,186 slaves in Texas, 1,746 of which were in Fort Bend County. Male slaves here would have . . . Map (db m235346) HM
84 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond, Hillcrest Circle — The Old Fort
Fort Bend was built in a large bend of the Brazos River approximately 450 yards northwest of this location. River erosion eradicated the fort's original site.Map (db m235295) HM
85 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond, Hillcrest Circle — The Second Mrs. Lamar
Lamar's first wife, Tabitha Jordan, died in 1830, followed by his son, John Burwell in 1831, and his daughter, Rebecca Ann, in 1843. His second wife, Henrietta (1827-1891), was the daughter of John Newland Maffitt, Sr., renowned Methodist minister, . . . Map (db m235353) HM
86 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond, Pine Hill Ranchettes — 13288 — Oak Hill Baptist Church
In 1915, eighteen African American residents met under the leadership of the Rev. A.C. Ray to organize Oak Hill Baptist Church. Former members of Richmond's Pleasant Green Baptist Church, they constructed a brush arbor on the oaken hill at this site . . . Map (db m225485) HM
87 Texas, Fort Bend County, Richmond, Pine Hill Ranchettes — 13492 — Oak Hill Cemetery
Oak Hill Cemetery Established 1918 Historic Texas Cemetery * 2004Map (db m225488) HM
88 Texas, 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
89 Texas, 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
90 Texas, 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
91 Texas, Fort Bend County, Rosenberg — 16947 — Holy Rosary Catholic Parish
In 1895, Arabella Dorigan donated two lots for the building of a Catholic church in Rosenberg. Mass was held periodically in other buildings until 1911, when a wooden church and rectory were build at Avenue H and 6th Street. A fire destroyed the . . . Map (db m225483) HM
92 Texas, Fort Bend County, Rosenberg — 8968 — Home of Thomas Barnett1798-1843
Alcalde, Municipality of Austin, 1827 and 1829 • President, Ayuntamiento of San Felipe, 1833 Member of the Consultation, 1835 • Signer of the Texas Declaration of IndependenceMap (db m225920) HM
93 Texas, 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
94 Texas, Fort Bend County, Rosenberg — 13044 — Macario García
Macario García was born on January 2, 1920, in Villa de Castaño, Mexico, to Luciano and Josefa García. The family moved to Fort Bend County, Texas, in 1923 to pick crops in Sugar Land. In 1942, Macario García was drafted into the U.S. Army to . . . Map (db m208007) HM
95 Texas, Fort Bend County, Rosenberg — 9003 — Mirabeau Buonaparte LamarPresident 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
96 Texas, 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
97 Texas, Fort Bend County, Rosenberg — 9062 — 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 m201882) HM
98 Texas, 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
99 Texas, 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
100 Texas, 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

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