Introduction to Richmond, Texas
Richmond, Texas, in Fort Bend county, is 8 miles W of Sugar Land, Texas (center to center) and 27 miles SW of Houston, Texas. The people of the city are in the Houston metropolitan area. Richmond has a population of 11,081.
The city was incorporated in 1837 and was one of 19 cities to be incorporated by the Republic of Texas. It was named after the town of Richmond in England. The city witnessed the Battle of Richmond on August 16, 1889, which was the result of a violent feud over control of Fort Bend County. The city was home to many prominent figures in the history of Texas including Deaf Smith and Jane Long.
Richmond and nearby Attractions
- Fort Bend Museum
- Primera Iglesia Bautista de Richmond Church
- Morton Cemetery
- Davis Memorial Park
- Jones Creek
- George Memorial Library
Things To Do In Richmond
Fort Bend Museum is a popular tourist attraction. Primera Iglesia Bautista de Richmond Church is well known for its magnificent architecture and is frequented by tourists. Morton Cemetery is another location popular for its serene ambience. Davis Memorial Park provides the option of taking a walk in the midst of nature or participating in various other recreational activities. Anglers will feel right at home at Jones Creek. George Memorial Library allows visitors to unwind with a good book.
William P. Hobby Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Richmond Higher Education
People of Richmond can enroll at Houston Baptist University, Rice University, or University of St. Thomas for higher education.