Angleton, on State highways 288, 35/227, and the Union Pacific Railroad, was founded in 1890 by Lewis R. Bryan, Sr., and Faustino Kiber near the center of Brazoria County and named for the wife of the general manager of the Velasco Terminal Railway. The founders deeded one-half interest in the original townsite to that railroad in 1892 for $1,000, with the stipulation that the rail line be routed through the town and a depot be built on Front Street, between Mulberry and Myrtle streets. An Angleton post office was established in 1892.
Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.
Marie Beth Jones | © Texas State Historical Association
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|19,429||2020||United States Census Bureau|
|20,571||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|18,862||2010||United States Census Bureau|
|18,130||2000||United States Census Bureau|
|17,140||1990||United States Census Bureau|
|13,929||1980||United States Census Bureau|
|9,770||1970||United States Census Bureau|
|7,312||1960||United States Census Bureau|
|3,399||1950||United States Census Bureau|
|1,763||1940||United States Census Bureau|
|1,229||1930||United States Census Bureau|
|1,043||1920||United States Census Bureau|