Angleton, Texas

Angleton, Texas

Brazoria County Courthouse in Angleton, Texas. Photograph by Adavyd.

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.

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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
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