Angleton is the county seat of Brazoria County, Texas and is part of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, Angleton had a population just under 19,000. As part of the state’s 14th congressional district, Angleton is represented by Republican Randy Weber.
Founded in 1890 near the center of what is now Brazoria County, Angleton was named after the wife of the general manager of Velasco Terminal Railway and was officially incorporated in 1912. Because it’s the county seat of Brazoria County, Angleton hosts the annual Brazoria County Fair each October, considered to be the largest county fair in the state of Texas.
Angleton boasts numerous popular parks, including Bates Park, Brushy Bayou Park, Welch Park, Dickey Park, Freedom Park, Masterson Park, B.G. Peck Soccer Complex and Park, Veterans Park and the Officer Cash Memorial Dog Park.
When it comes to educating the city’s youth, Angleton offers Westside Elementary School, Southside Elementary School, Rancho Isabella Elementary School, Northside Elementary School, Frontier Elementary School, Central Elementary School, Angelton Junior High School and Angleton High School.
Notable residents include Dennis Bonnen, Greg Bonnen, Gilbert Gardner, Ron Givens, Ahmard Hall, Quentin Jammer, Emmitt Thomas, Keith Toston, Ray Willis, Quandre Diggs and Joshua R. Martinez.
The Angleton Municipal Courthouse is located at 120 South Chenango Street in Angleton, Texas, 77515.