Richmond is located just southwest of the Houston, Texas
metro area toward Beasley
on US 59 in Fort Bend County
. On the Brazos River, it is the county seat.
The city's transportation links include US 90A and US 59, the Southern Pacific Railroad, and the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway.
Beginning in the late 1940s people began moving to the Richmond-Rosenberg area to commute to jobs in Houston, and the trend intensified during and after the 1950s. As a result the town's population grew rapidly, rising from 2,026 in 1950 to 3,668 by 1960, to 5,777 by 1970, and to 9,692 by 1980. As Richmond and Rosenberg grew together the towns increasingly cooperated in development and planning projects.
By 1990 there were 9,801 people living in Richmond.
History Decker Park | Fort Bend Museum | Long-Smith Cottage | McFarlane House | Moore Home |
Science George Observatory |
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05/20 Coming to The area
Pearland Crawfish Festival Pearland TX April5-7 Great crawfish, food, music, and fun.
Austin Yoga Conference Austin TX May11-12 Mehtab, Kyra Haglund, Charlotte Matsumura, and Gioconda are among the master yoga teachers who will appear at the Austin Yoga Conference.
Great Texas Mosquito Festival Clute TX July25-27 Many booths with a variety of foods, along with arts and crafts and more. The carnival provides three days of fun for children and adults.
Houston Hot Sauce Festival Houston TX September21-22 The Houston Hot Sauce Festival, conducted in September, showcases everything from sauce, salsa and spices to jams, jellies and pickles. The festival also features cooking demonstrations and on stage entertainment.
Texas Rice Festival Winnie TX October2-6 Bar-B-Que Cook-off Weekend,
Horseshoe & Washer Pitching Tournaments,
Rice Run 5k & Kids Fun Run,
Queen’s Coronation & Street Dance
Houston Italian Festival Houston TX October10-13 Fiesta Italiana! Bringing Italian culture to life.