This charming park showcases the fascinating heritage of Brazoria County and is just a short drive from Angleton, the most popular tourist destination in Texas.
The diverse wildlife makes this visit a must for those who particularly like photography. In the zoo you will meet live crocodiles and get the chance to feed them. In a secluded area, just a short walk from the main entrance of the park, we have the opportunity to observe and learn about six species of crocodiles while basking and feeding in the sun. Besides the large reptiles, there are also a variety of plants that you can bring along to feed, as well as other fruits and vegetables.
If you are a history buff or just a regular Tom, you will love what you learn at the Brazoria County Historical Museum. Of course, there are a number of websites you could visit to learn more about how this part of Texas has contributed to the history of the state. There are many beautiful souvenirs and photos to take, and a lot of history will certainly shape you. After our visit to the museum and all the sights and sounds of Angleton, we wanted to stop for a while and relax in Bates Park.
If you're interested in the culture and heritage of the city you're visiting, don't miss the Brazoria District History Museum on East Cedar Street.
It was also the site of one of the first plantations to be built in Texas and was handed over to the federal government as a festival site in the early 20th century.
One college, the University of South Texas, briefly operated in Angleton, but closed after the buildings were destroyed in the storm of 1900.
The third school, which existed for many years, was named after the city of Angleton, Texas, where the first Texas State University was founded. The third and final school in the city, South Texas College, was founded in 1890 in the center of Brazoria County and is named for its proximity to the Texas A & M University campus in Houston. Anglington was originally an agricultural trading centre, mainly devoted to cotton, sugar cane and other agricultural products, as well as cattle and sheep. Nevertheless, considerable income was generated from agriculture, and other industries followed, such as the Dow Chemical Company in Freeport in 1940, from which it began and continued into the 1940s, along with the oil and gas industry.
Angleton's founders donated 25% of their city block to the Methodists, and soon after the first church was built in the new city. In 1897, Angleton schools began operating as a county district, but in 1899, the citizens voted to join only as a school district. On 12 November 1912, the people of Anglington voted to integrate the city and elected F. M. Harvin, who had been the first city official to take the helm, as mayor. The growing city of Velasco, where it grew from weekly to daily five days, served as the home of one of the local newspapers, the "Anglleton Times," founded in Velasco in 1892 and moved to Anglington around 1894.
A five-story courthouse was completed in the 1940s, and a five-story extension was added in 1976. A state memorial stone inaugurated in 1983 honors the court building from 1897, which was leased to a museum association.
The 1980 federal census showed a population of 13,929, down from a high of 14,711 in the 1950 "s and a low of 12,842 in 1961. The racial makeup of the city is predominantly white, with some minorities such as African Americans and Hispanics as well as Hispanics.
The population is distributed among families, 56.5% of which are married couples, 41.0% have children under 18 years of age living with them, 13.9% have a housekeeper with husband and 10.8% were 65 years or older. The median income of households in the city is $42,184 and families $50,019. Of the total population, 24.6% live in single-family houses, 14.2% in two-person households, 10.8% are not in a family, 5.3% own property, 1.4% work, 2.1% rent or own a home, 3.7% rent a house or flat, 0.05% buy a property and 1% own land, according to the census.
If you're looking for a more upscale stay, Hampton Inn & Suites has a full-service restaurant, spa, fitness, spa and spa, as well as a hotel room, according to the census.
Guests will love the on-site bistro, which serves breakfast and dinner, and business travelers will appreciate the spa and fitness center, as well as a full-service restaurant. Start your day at Comfort Suites with a complimentary hot breakfast or grab-and-go breakfast if you're in a hurry. Keep your favorite snacks and meals ready to use with the microwave and mini fridge in the room. The whole family will appreciate the spacious and comfortable rooms of the hotel, which have a private pool, spa, gym, pool deck and spa.