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History gives the present its perspective, and the future    its guide. Its importance is immense!

The Fort Bend County Historical Commission is charged with encouraging and assisting historical awareness and appreciation within the county. Additionally, it institutes and carries out a continuing survey of the county’s historical buildings, sites, cemeteries, archeological sites, both public and private, and other historical features within the county. It assists and advises organizations and individuals in the process of application for Texas Historical Markers. It reports to the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court and the Texas Historical Commission.

Commission members are appointed by the Commissioners’ Court for a term of two years starting in January of odd numbered years. Commission meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month in the months of February, May, August, and November.

  • The August 3, 1824 grant of a league of land from Mexico to Stephen F. Austin's Old 300 colonists Isaac Pennington and David Randon is the subject of a Texas Historical Marker dedicated Wednesday, March 29, near the intersection of Winner-Foster and Bois d'Arc roads south of Fulshear.... READ MORE
  • Franklin Schodek of Richmond, a career land surveyor, received the 2017 Bert E. Bleil Heritage Award for his exemplary lifetime work in local history preservation and promotion.... READ MORE
Last updated: 11/7/2016 2:06:28 PM