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MANCHESTER, TEXAS (Fort Bend County). Manchester was a rural community in north central Fort Bend County across the Brazos River from Richmond. Before the Civil War Manchester was a railroad terminus and a noted slave market. With the closing of the slave trade, however, the town declined, and its remaining buildings were absorbed by the rapidly growing city of Richmond. There is no record of Manchester ever having a post office, and no population statistics are available for any time in its history.

Stephen L. Hardin


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Stephen L. Hardin, "MANCHESTER, TX (FORT BEND COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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