Place:Fort Bend, Texas, United States

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NameFort Bend
Alt namesFort Bendsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates29.55°N 95.783°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1837 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Fort Bend County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas, within As of the 2010 census, its population was 585,375. The county seat is Richmond, while its largest city is Sugar Land. The county was founded in 1837 and is named for a blockhouse at a bend of the Brazos River; the fort was the start of the community in early days.

Fort Bend County is included in the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. Since the 1970s Fort Bend County has been one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1837 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 2,533
1860 6,143
1870 7,114
1880 9,380
1890 10,586
1900 16,538
1910 18,168
1920 22,931
1930 29,718
1940 32,963
1950 31,056
1960 40,527
1970 52,314
1980 130,846
1990 225,421

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