Introduction to Lake Jackson, Texas
Lake Jackson, Texas, in Brazoria county, is 40 miles S of Missouri City, Texas (center to center) and 50 miles S of Houston, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Brazoria metropolitan area. Lake Jackson contains a population of approximately 26,386.
Lake Jackson History
The city of Lake Jackson was built in early 1940s. It was a planned community formed to support Dow Chemical Company which established a new plant in the area. The city was officially incorporated on March 14, 1944. Ten years later, a vote for home rule ended with a positive result. The unique winding layout of the city's streets was the plan of Alden B. Dow, the person who created the original plan of the city.
Lake Jackson and nearby Attractions
- Buffalo Camp Bayou Reservoir
- Saint Michaels Church
- Lake Jackson Intermediate School Football Field
- Lake Jackson-City - Municipal City Court
- Restwood Memorial Park
- Lake Jackson Library
Things To Do In Lake Jackson
Buffalo Camp Bayou Reservoir provides visitors with boating facilities. Lake Jackson Library allows visitors to spend some quiet time with a good book or two. Sports events are frequently hosted at Lake Jackson Intermediate School Football Field. Residents and tourists can attend these tournaments as spectators. Saint Michaels Church is famous for its gorgeous architecture. Restwood Memorial Park is a cemetery well known for its peaceful ambience. Lake Jackson City-Municipal City Court is visited by many tourists.
Lake Jackson Transportation
Brazoria County Airport, located near the city, provides air transportation facilities.
Lake Jackson Higher Education
Brazosport College is the local institute of higher education. Alvin Community College and San Jacinto College-South Campus also provide higher education to the people of Lake Jackson.