State Hwys 288 and 35
41 miles S of Houston
16 miles N of Freeport
Population 18,130 (2000) 17,140 (1990)
Veterans Park in Angleton
Photo courtesy Ken
Rudine, July 2007
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.
Fairgrounds are used as POW camp.
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
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