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ANGLETON, TEXAS

Brazoria County Seat, Texas Gulf Coast

State Hwys 288 and 35
41 miles S of Houston
16 miles N of Freeport
Population: 19,106 (2010) 18,130 (2000) 17,140 (1990)

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Angleton TX Veterans Park
The Veterans Park in Angleton
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

A timeline of significant occurances and incidents:
1890: Angleton is founded.
1892: A post office is granted
1896: Angleton was chosen the new county seat of Brazoria County over the town of Brazoria - even though a monumental courthouse by J. Riely Gordon had been built in hopes of securing the county seat. (See photos of remains of the building) The battle was one of the most contested courthouse battles in state history. The controversy resurfaced in 1913, when Brazoria tried again to become county seat. Once again it failed.
1900: The hurricane known as the Galveston Storm destroyed Angleton's High School and the University of SouthTexas.
1907: Community band is formed by newspaper editor
1909: Another hurricane destroys the rebuilt high school
1912: Angleton incorporates, electrical service arrives
1923: The last legal hanging in Texas occurred on August 31, 1923.
WWII: County Fairgrounds are used as POW camp.

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1897 Brazoria County courthouse original condition, Angleton, Texas
The 1897 Brazoria County courthouse before the tower was removed.
Now the Brazoria County Historical Museum.

Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2005

Subject: Angleton, Texas Depot Razed

"The UP razed the 1800s MP depot here in Angleton just a few weeks ago. They did not offer to sell it or donate it as a historical building. They did not inform anyone as far as I know that they were going to destroy it until it was done." - Steven Pousson, Angleton, Texas, August 17, 2007
Angleton Tx Depot Razed
Photo courtesy Steven Pousson
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Angleton Texas city limit sign
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2007
Home of the Fighting Wildcats ,Angleton Texas water tower
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2007
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