Fort Bend County, Texas Genealogy

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Fort Bend County, Texas
Map
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.
Facts
Founded December 29, 1837
County Seat Jackson
Courthouse




County Courthouse

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

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

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

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

Maps

Military

  • 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

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Fort Bend County Libraries
1001 Golfview Dr
Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: (281) 342-4455
Website

FAMILY HISTORY CENTER

Richmond Texas
602 Eldridge Rd
Sugar Land, Fort Bend, Texas, United States
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

References

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