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Lake Jackson is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, United States, within the Houston–Sugar Land metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 26,849.In 1942 a portion of Lake Jackson was first developed as a company town for workers of the Dow Chemical Company; it developed 5,000 acres on the former Abner Jackson Plantation. An oxbow lake was also named after the planter, whose house was located at the lake. Minor ruins of the Lake Jackson Plantation can now be seen in a park at the site.GeographyThe city of Lake Jackson is located in south-central Brazoria County, and is bordered to the east by the cities of Clute and Richwood, and to the southwest by the Brazos River. Texas State Highway 288, the Nolan Ryan Expressway, runs through the city, leading 10mi north to Angleton, the county seat, north to downtown Houston, and 9mi southeast to Freeport on the Gulf of Mexico.According to the United States Census Bureau, Lake Jackson has a total area of 54.2sqkm, of which 50.4sqkm is land and 3.9sqkm, or 7.11%, is water.
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