MANCHESTER, TX (FORT BEND COUNTY)
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.