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RICHMOND-ROSENBERG

Population 32,026

Altitude 104

General

Although separate municipalities, twin towns share heritage, business and living areas. Earliest settlement 1822 by members of Old Three Hundred (Stephen F. Austin's colony), later supplemented by unusual variety of ethnic and cultural groups - Southern plantation owners, Confederate veterans, carpetbaggers, Czech immigrants, blacks, railroad and oilmen. Post-Reconstruction era brought "Jaybird-Woodpecker War" with heavy casualties between rival political factions 1888-90, a city hall obelisk is topped with a jaybird. Carrie Nation's crusade against "demon rum" began in Richmond. silver-domed Fort Bend County Courthouse dates from 908 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, historical markets on grounds. 500 Jackson Street, Richmond.

Morton Cemetery contain graves of many early pioneers of Texas.

Fertile coastal plains devoted to farming, ranching. Industries include oil, salt, sulfur production, steel fabrication and diversified manufacturing. Richmond-Rosenberg Chamber of Commerce at 4120 Avenue H (U.S,. 90A/59) offers information on historic sites and recreation throughout the area.

Fort Bend Opry features country and Western music every Friday night at Cole Theater in Rosenberg.

BRAZOS BEND STATE PARK

CONFEDERATE MUSEUM

DECKER PARK

FORT BEND COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

GEORGE RANCH HISTORICAL PARK

LONG-SMITH COTTAGE

MCFARLANE HOUSE

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