Lake Jackson Population- 26,386  Altitude 60


Lake Jackson was founded and developed by the Dow Chemical Co. as a housing project for its employees during 1941-1942.  The town was laid out as a model community of permanent homes.  It  was named for a small lake in the vicinity of a plantation owned by Major Abner Jackson before the Civil War.  Today the town is part of the large Brazosport industrial area on the Texas coast.

Dr. Freeman's Antique/Historical Dental Museum-

Features an extensive collection of dental equipment from the mid 1800's to early 1900's.  Exterior remodeled to represent a dentist's office at the turn of the century.  Open Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday 9 - noon.  115 N. Dixie Dr., Suite 200.

Jackson Plantation Archeological Site-

A Texas Antiquities Archeological Landmark, the site is on the banks of Lake Jackson.  The plantation was destroyed by a hurricane in 1900.  Ruins of eight buildings subject of study at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and the Brazosport Archeological Society.  Free, guided walking tours available the first Saturday of the month 10 a.m. -sundown.  Handicap accessible via utility vehicle.   NE 1 mi. on F.M. 2004 from Texas 332.

Sea Center Texas-

This is a marine development, aquarium, and education center developed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept., Dow North America, and the Gulf Coast Conservation Association.  The marine fisheries center has a hatchery with the capacity to produce 20 million fingerlings annually, primarily red drum and spotted seatrout, for release into Texas coastal waters.  The complex also has 35 one-acre rearing ponds, a saltwater marsh demonstration project, and visitors center.  It also has two "touch tanks" for visitors to study certain animals, wall displays on marine life, two 500-gallon aquariums, two 900-gallon aquariums, and one 50,000-gallon aquarium.  Located at intersection of Plantation Dr. and Medical Dr.

Wilderness Park-

482-acre municipal park in natural state is bordered by Buffalo Camp Bayou and the Brazos River.  Interpretive quarter-mile nature loop, 4-mile hiking trail with Brazos River views.  Wildlife includes deer, wild pigs, small mammals, and alligators along the Brazos.  Picnicking, fishing, and hiking are available on Texas 332, 1 mi. west of city.



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