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Named for the river bend where colonists settled.
County Seat: Richmond Area: 876 square miles Pop. (2000): 354,452
In 1980 the Fort Bend Historical Commission sponsored a contest to design a flag for the county. The guidelines stipulated that the flag reflect the history of Fort Bend County.
Jeff Siptak, a high school student, created the design chosen by the judges. A yellow log cabin represents the early settlement of the county and is superimposed upon a dark blue Texan Lone Star. Green sheaves of wheat signify the agricultural wealth of the county. The date 1822, in brown, commemorates the arrival of the first settlers. The flag was adopted by the Commissioners' Court on 12 May 1980.
Valentin Poposki, 25 March 2006