Angleton is a city in and the county seat of Brazoria County, Texas, United States, within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. Angleton lies at the intersection of State Highway 288, State Highway 35, and the Union Pacific Railroad. The population was 18,862 at the 2010 census. Angleton is in the 14th congressional district, and is represented by Republican Congressman Randy Weber.
The Brazoria County Courthouse, located in Angleton
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Angleton was founded in 1890 near the center of Brazoria County and named for the wife of the general manager of the Velasco Terminal Railway. A bitter rivalry emerged between the town and nearby Brazoriafor the location of the county seat; Angleton was chosen as the seat in 1896 and re-chosen by county-wide election in 1913. The town was incorporated on November 12, 1912.
As the county seat, Angleton hosts the Brazoria County Fair every October; it is considered Texas's largest county fair.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) operates the Angleton District Parole Office in Angleton. In addition, the TDCJ Wayne Scott Unit is located in an unincorporated area near Angleton.
The United States Postal Service operates the Angleton Post Office.
Schools are operated by the Angleton Independent School District.
The Angleton Library and the Brazoria County Historical Museum Library are a part of the Brazoria County Library System.
Benchmark Electronics is based in Angleton. Country Hearth Inn, originally known as Homeplace, opened its first location in Angleton in 1983.
Greyhound Bus Lines operates the Angleton Station at Sunny's Phillips 66 convenience market.
Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport serves Angleton.