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Fort Bend County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Fort Bend County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded December 29, 1837
County Seat Jackson

County Courthouse


Parent County

1837--Fort Bend County was created 29 December 1837 from Austin County. County seat: Jackson [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Arcola | Beasley | Fairchilds | Fulshear | Houston (mostly in Harris County) | Katy (mostly in Harris and Waller Counties) | Meadows Place | Missouri City | Needville | Orchard | Pleak | Richmond | Rosenberg | Simonton | Stafford | Sugar Land | Thompsons | Weston Lakes

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

  • History of Fort Bend County,containing biographical sketches of many noted characters, 1904, by Andrew Jackson Sowell.
  • The Book of Fort Bend County, 1926, compiled by S. A. McMillan.
  • The History of Fort Bend County, 1822-1861, 1939 by Jim L. Bridges.
  • Wharton's History of Fort Bend County, 1939, by Clarence Wharton.
  • Fort Bend County Sesquicentennial, 1822-1972, 1972, by the Fort Bend County Sesquicentennial Association.
  • The Jay Bird Democratic Association of Fort Bend County, 1979, by Pauline Yelderman.
  • Fort Bend County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors



  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors





Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • George Memorial Library
    (has extensive genealogy and history department on the second floor)
    1001 Golfview Dr
    Richmond, TX 77469
    Phone: (281) 342-4455  website
  • Family History Center
    602 Eldridge Rd
    Sugar Land, Texas,
    Phone: 281-240-1524
    Hours: Tue 9am-1pm & 5pm-8pm; W 10am-9pm; Th 6pm-9pm; Sat 9am-1pm
  • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).