Kendleton, Texas

About Kendleton, TX

Kendleton is a city in western Fort Bend County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The population was 466 at the 2000 census. As of 2011 Darryl Humphrey is the mayor of the city.

What is now Kendleton was a part of William E. Kendall's plantation. In the 1860s Kendall divided his property into various small farms and sold the plots to African-Americans who were former slaves. The community of the farms became known as Kendleton. In 1882 the New York, Texas and Mexican Railway Company established a railroad track between Rosenberg and Victoria, which passed through Kendleton. In 1884 a post office opened. In 1890 Kendleton had 25 inhabitants and a general store. In 1896 the community also had two additional general stores and two churches; one was Baptist and one was Methodist. In 1900 116 people lived in Kendleton. In 1933 Kendleton had 36 residents. By the… Excerpted from Wikipedia

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