Place:Lake Jackson, Brazoria, Texas, United States

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NameLake Jackson
TypeCity
Coordinates29.037°N 95.438°W
Located inBrazoria, Texas, United States
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Lake Jackson is a city in Brazoria County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. As of a 2010 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, the city population was 26,849.

Lake Jackson is named after an oxbow lake of the same name on the outskirts of town. The lake was named after the family whose antebellum plantation house was located at the lake. Minor ruins of the Lake Jackson Plantation can now be seen in a park at the site.

History

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The city was built in the early 1940s as a planned community in support of a new plant of the Dow Chemical Company. The City of Lake Jackson was incorporated March 14, 1944 and voted for home rule ten years later in 1954.

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