Introduction to Angleton, Texas
Angleton, Texas, in Brazoria county, is 31 miles S of Missouri City, Texas and 41 miles S of Houston, Texas. The city is part of the Brazoria metropolitan statistical area. About 18,130 people live in Angleton.
The city of Angleton was founded in the year 1890. It was established near the center of Brazoria County. According to some sources, the community was named Angleton in honor of an early developer, G.W. Angle. After a bitter fight, Angleton was chosen as the county seat over Brazoria in 1896. It was re-chosen by a county-wide election in 1913. Angleton was officially incorporated on November 12, 1912.
Angleton and nearby Attractions
- Brazoria County Historical Museum
- Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historical Park
- Lake Jackson Historical Museum
- Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge
- Bryan Beach State Recreation Area
- Angleton Independent School District Wildcat Stadium
Things To Do In Angleton
Angleton is the ideal destination for both indoor and outdoor lovers. The city provides easy access to many of the historical sites and nearby museums. The Brazoria County Museum, the Columbia Historical Museum, the Lake Jackson Historical Museum, the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historical Park and the Nolan Ryan Center are all popular local spots. The Bryan Beach State Recreation Area offers a range of facilities for the enjoyment of sports and other physical activities. The Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge is another interesting location in the area. In addition, the city of Angleton hosts the Austin Town Festival and the Brazoria County Fair every year.
The George Bush Intercontinental Airport is the nearest major airport.
Angleton Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are offered by Alvin Community College, San Jacinto College-South Campus and the University of Houston-Clear Lake.