Located 15 miles southwest of Houston in Fort Bend County, Richmond is plenty rich when it comes to history. In 1822, a group of 12 men set up camp near the present day city and were soon followed by Stephen F. Austin’s famed Old Three Hundred colonists. The area became known as “Fort Bend” or “Fort Settlement,” due to a fort built at the bend of the Brazos River that was the settlement’s epicenter.
In 1837, the city became one of the first 19 cities incorporated by the Republic of Texas; and it was given its current name after Richmond, England. Today, you’ll still find beautifully preserved historic homes, along with these 5 awesome things to do.
Richmond is full of lively communities and the diversity of Houston is also seen in Richmond. It is very much a commuter city and a great place for families as well.