Angleton Population- 18,130 Alt.31


County seat of Brazoria County on the coastal plain. Easily accessible the Gulf; center for banking, oil, gas, chemical processing, farming, and livestock.

Brazoria County Historical Museum -

1800's to present; history museum offers Indian exhibits; authentic plantation bedroom. Open Tues. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. In courthouse, 100 E. Cedar St.

Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge -

11,000to - acre refuge on Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is nesting area for mottled ducks and ancestral wintering grounds of snow giese. Access by boat only for fishing, crabbing, oystering (permitted in public waters), and waterfowl hunting in specified areas. Freeport Christmas Bird Count always one of highest in nation; since area established in 1966, 247 bird species identified here. Before visiting refuge, contact national wildlife headquarters in Angleton at 1216 N. Velasco;
write P.O. Drawer 1088, Angleton, TX 77515; phone (409)849-6062.

San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge -

Snow and blue giese winter in 24,000- acre refuge between Cedar Lake Creek and San Bernard River in the Intracoastal Waterway; herons, egrets, and ibis found on marsh ponds; shorebirds, gulls, and terns on mud flats, and mottled ducks nest in area. Bird list for refuge contains nearly 250 species. For information about access, hunting, fishing, contact headquarters at Brazoria Wildlife Refuge.



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