Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 585,375. The county seat is Richmond, while its largest city is Sugar Land. The county was founded in 1837 and is named for a blockhouse at a bend of the Brazos River; the fort was the start of the community in early days. Fort Bend County is included in Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. Since the 1970s Fort Bend County has been one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States.

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