This new book chronicles the history of Richmond from its incorporation in 1837. Originally called “Fort Bend” and “Fort Settlement,”
Authors Clinton Drake and Theresa Jach also showcase Richmond’s notable historical figures, including Jane Long, “Mother of Texas;” Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas; “Deaf” Smith, Texas Revolutionary scout; Carry A. Nation, temperance activist with a penchant for smashing up saloons with a hatchet; and Hilmar Moore, longest-serving US mayor. Drake and Jack write, “Richmond, as the seat of Fort Bend County, is home to many historical government buildings and impressive homes, among them, the courthouse and the home of Jane Long.” Richmond catalogues the unique history, personal stories and beautiful places of the area for future generations to enjoy.
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