Founded as model community 1941 by Dow Chemical Co. as housing
project for war workers, is now largest city in Brazoria County.
Name is from small oxbow lake on antebellum plantation of Major
Abner Jackson. Known for uniquely named streets such as Any Way,
This Way, That Way. Home of Brazosport College.
- DOW PARK-No vehicular traffic in park; still visible
are ruins of Jackson Plantation and sugar mill on lake shore,
some 50 yards form parking area. NE 1 mi. on F.M. 2004 from Texas
332, left on Lake Road to park entrance.
- LAKE JACKSON HISTORICAL MUSEUM-Features memorabilia
from city's early days with emphasis on wartime on the home front.
Open Thurs. 1 - 5 p.m. 122 S. Parking Place.
- 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. On Texas 322, 1 mi. west of city.
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