COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1837
COUNTY NAMED FOR: In 1822 a group of colonists traveled inland about ninety miles from the mouth of the Brazos River and built a two-room cabin on a bluff near a deep bend in the river. As the settlement grew, the cabin became known as both Fort Settlement and Fort Bend; the latter name prevailed.
COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Richmond, England
Four - 1842, 1871, 1887, 1908.
STANDING: One - 1908 Beaux-Arts courthouse built of brick,
plus annex buildings nearby.
NOTE: This building is very
similar to the Hays County
Courthouse in San Marcos, also by C. H. Page & Brother.