Back in 1822, a group of around 15 men traveled along the Brazos River, arriving at present-day Richmond, where they built a log fort. They named their settlement “Fort Bend” as it was located on a river bend. In 1837, the community of Richmond was incorporated under the Republic of Texas, along with 19 other towns.
Richmond is a city that combines the best features of a laidback farm and ranch town and the convenience of big cities such as Houston. Go for a quick drive here and you’ll move through streets lined with soaring oak trees and deep lawns one minute, and past huge shopping plazas during the next.
- The city was named after the town of Richmond, England, which is also located by a river (the Thames).
- Richmond covers an area of nearly four square miles and has a current population of more than 11,000 permanent residents.
- During its early days, Richmond was the home of several prominent Texans such as Erastus “Deaf” Smith, Jane Long, and Mirabeau Lamar.
- The city was the site of the Battle of Richmond, which occurred in 1889.
- The George Ranch Historical Park is one of Richmond’s top attractions. Located in a 23,000-acre working ranch, the park features historic homes, livestock, and costumed interpreters.
- Schools in Richmond are served by both the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District and the Fort Bend Independent School District.
- To learn more about the rich culture and history of the area, visit the Fort Bend Museum, the 1883 John Moore Home, the Long-Smith Cottage, the McFarlane Visitors Center, the historic county courthouse, and other landmarks.
Richmond TX Real Estate
Thinking about relocating to Richmond? There’s a wide selection of top-notch properties available for sale or rent. Options include:
- Cozy three-bedroom brick or wood bungalows
- Gorgeous ranch-style lakefront homes
- Expansive Mediterranean estates with luxurious features and amenities.
For those planning to construct their very own dream home, vacant lots and land are available throughout the city as well.