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Fort Bend County, Texas Facts

FortBend County

When was Fort Bend County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on December 29, 1837 from Austin County, Harris County and Brazoria County. This county was named for a blockhouse positioned in a bend of the Brazos River .

What is the County Seat of Fort Bend County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Richmond also, the county government website is www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Fort Bend County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Waller County (north), Harris County (east), Brazoria County (southeast), Wharton County (southwest), Austin County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Fort Bend County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Arcola, Beasley, Fairchilds, Fulshear, Houston, Katy, Meadows Place, Missouri City, Needville, Orchard, Pleak, Richmond, Rosenberg, Simonton, Stafford, Sugar Land, Thompsons, Weston Lakes.


Fort Bend County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Fort Bend County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Fort Bend County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Fort Bend County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.


Fort Bend County, TX Census Records

What Fort Bend County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Fort Bend County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Fort Bend Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fort Bend Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fort Bend Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.


Fort Bend County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Fort Bend County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Fort Bend County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Fort Bend County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Fort Bend County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 301 Jackson St. Suite 101, Richmond 77469
  • Fort Bend County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (281) 341-8685
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1837
    • Land Records: 1837
    • Probate Records: 1838
    • Court Records: 1838
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Fort Bend County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Fort Bend County, TX?
A list of Fort Bend County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Fort Bend County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Fort Bend County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Fort Bend County.

Fort Bend Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Fort Bend Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Fort Bend Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Fort Bend Co. TX General and History Websites

Fort Bend Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Fort Bend Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Fort Bend Co. TX Military Records

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