Fort Bend County is absolutely unsurpassed in America for fertility. It will not produce wheat, because it is not a wheat country. It has the finest rice lands in the world, which are being rapidly developed. Its prairie lands yield from one-half to one bale of cotton to the acre, from twenty to forty bushels of corn, and all kinds of fruits except apples and other fruit requiring a cold climate. Oats will yield from thirty to forty bushels. Water can be obtained at fifteen to forty feet, and it is, good and clear. The bottom lands will produce from one to two bales of cotton, and from forty to eighty bushels of corn to the acre, and everything else that the prairie will yield. As a fruit country, no place can surpass it, and truck gardening cannot be done mare successfully anywhere.
It has fine cane lands, there being two large sugar mills in the county. There is also a paper mill.
Its market facilities are good. Two
large cities, Houston and. Galveston, are but an hour's ride by rail
from the county, while two trunk lines traverse it at right angles,
leading to the principal points east and north.
Copyright 2005-2019, the web pages may be linked to but shall not be reproduced on another site without written permission from Texas Genealogy. Images may not be linked to in any manner or method. Anyone may use the information provided here freely for personal use only. If you plan on publishing your personal information to the web please give proper credit to our site for providing this information. Thanks!!!