One of the original foundations of present-day Richmond was started by a group of Austin colonists in 1822 that went up the Brazos River, stopped & built a fort called “Fort Bend”, eventually becoming Richmond. On August 16, 1889, Richmond was the site of the “Battle of Richmond”, which was a battle over a violent dispute over post-reconstruction political control of Fort Bend county.
Richmond is located within the Houston-Sugar Land, west side metropolitan area. Rich in Texas history, some of the best-known early residents of Richmond were the likes of Deaf Smith, Jane Long & Mirabeau Lamar in the 1800’s. The Brazos river runs through the beautiful & friendly town of Richmond. The economic & real estate growth of Richmond has consistently been growing tremendously for the past 20 years. There are many parks, including George Ranch Historical Park, which is home to multiple ball fields, picnic areas, jogging trails, lakes for fishing, & bicycling. The Fort Bend Museum has many exhibits, galleries & walking tours of historic Richmond. New Master Planned housing communities are continuing to be established every year.
Primera Iglesia Bautista de Richmond Church is well known for its magnificent architecture. George Ranch Historical Park is a piece of living history by preserving Fort Bend County’s past displays Texas & Richmond heritage through educational & interactive programs. Walk through the gardens of the 1830’s Jones Stock Farm as well as the Heritage Trail established between 1830 – 1860. Get to know the George Cattle Ranch Complex by exploring the George family historic home & barns of the 1930’s. And a must see for everyone is the annual Texian Market Days, in October, families can get a taste of what pioneer life was like with hands-on activities, battle re-enactments, live entertainment, etc.
If you love wine, then you must visit the Braman Winery Tasting Room. The wine shop is open for business & they have some excellent reds, whites & sparkles as well as entertainment on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays with live music, ladies’ nights, live mics & bingo nights. There is plenty to do in this rich historic town of Richmond & it’s a wonderful place to visit & live, but especially to be part of the wonderful community.