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Dyer was a school community between Oyster Creek and Stafford in northeastern Fort Bend County. It was part of the original Oyster Creek settlement of Stephen F. Austin's colony. The community was named for early settler and plantation-owner Clement C. Dyer, the son-in-law of William Stafford, whose plantation, cattle, and gin he managed. There is no record of the community ever having a post office; in 1884 mail was being routed via Richmond. About that same time the town served as a stop on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway. By 1936 Dyer was no longer shown on county maps.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Dyer is part of or belongs to the following places:

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Place type

Dyer is classified as a Town

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Has Post Office


Is Incorporated