Place:Brazoria, Texas, United States

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NameBrazoria
Alt namesBrazoriasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates29.183°N 95.45°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1836 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Brazoria County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas, located on the Gulf Coast within As of the 2010 census, the population of the county was 313,166. The county seat is Angleton.

Brazoria County is included in the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area.

Regionally, parts of the county are within the extreme southernmost fringe of the regions locally known as Southeast Texas. Brazoria County is among a number of counties that are part of the region known as the Texas Coastal Bend. Its county seat is Angleton, and its largest city is Pearland. Brazoria County, like nearby Brazos County, takes its name from the Brazos River. The county also includes what was once Velasco, Texas, which was the first capital of the Republic of Texas. It served as the first settlement area for Anglo-Texas, when the Old Three Hundred immigrated from the United States in 1821.

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History

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Brazoria County, like nearby Brazos County, takes its name from the Brazos River, which flows through it. Anglo-Texas began in Brazoria County when the first of Stephen F. Austin's authorized 300 American settlers arrived at the mouth of the Brazos River in 1821. Many of the events leading to the Texas Revolution developed in Brazoria County. In 1832, Brazoria was organized as a separate municipal district by the Mexican government, and so became one of Texas original counties at independence in 1836.

Stephen F. Austin's original burial place is located at a church cemetery, Gulf Prairie Cemetery, in the town of Jones Creek, Texas, on what was his brother-in-law's "Peach Point Plantation". His remains were exhumed in 1910 and brought to the state capital in Austin. Also, the town of West Columbia served as the first capital of Texas, dating back to prerevolutionary days.

Congressman and 2008 Presidential Candidate Ron Paul lives in Brazoria County, in Lake Jackson. Brazoria County resembles both rural and suburban life, as it is part of the Greater Houston area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1829 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 4,841
1860 7,143
1870 7,527
1880 9,774
1890 11,506
1900 14,861
1910 13,299
1920 20,614
1930 23,054
1940 27,069
1950 46,549
1960 76,204
1970 108,312
1980 169,587
1990 191,707

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