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By Richard E. Miller, circa 1984
Kendleton Marker
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
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
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 m4971) HM
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
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 m22732) HM
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 m88506) HM
Texas (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 m95421) HM
Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9001 — Site of the Home of Randal Jones 1786 - 1873
. . . — Map (db m65460) HM
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
Texas (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
Texas (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 plantation, he . . . — Map (db m27781) HM
Texas (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
Texas (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
Texas (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

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