Brazoria County, Texas

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Brazoria County, Texas

Brazoria County, located on the flat coastal plain drained by the Brazos and San Bernard rivers. Land features coastal soils and includes Brazoria Reservoir, Eagle Nest Lake, Harris Reservoir, Mustang Lake East/West, and San Bernard Reservoirs. Local economy consists of petroleum and chemical industry, fishing, tourism, agribusiness. It is part of the Houston metropolitan area.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.3M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $10M
Total Listings 138
Avg. Days On Market 243
Avg. Price/SQFT $642

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Where is Brazoria County, Texas?

  • Brazoria County, on the prairie of the Gulf Coast at the mouth of the Brazos River in Southeast Texas, is bordered by Matagorda, Fort Bend, Harris, and Galveston counties. It covers an area of 1,407 square miles. Its highest altitude, Damon Mound, is 146 feet above sea level. The center of the county lies at approximately 29°10' north latitude and 95°26' west longitude, near the county seat, Angleton.  Key county roads include State highways 6, 35, 36, and 288, and railroad service is provided by the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads.
  • As of the 2010 census, the population of the county was 313,166. Brazoria County is included in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan statistical area. It is located in the Gulf Coast region of Texas. Regionally, parts of the county are within the extreme southernmost fringe of the regions locally known as Southeast Texas. Brazoria County is among several counties that are part of the region known as the Texas Coastal Bend. Its county seat is Angleton, and its largest city is Pearland. Brazoria County, like nearby Brazos County, takes its name from the Brazos River.

Adjacent Counties

  • Harris County (north)
  • Galveston County (northeast)
  • Matagorda County (southwest)
  • Wharton County (west)
  • Fort Bend County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Brazoria County

  • The Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge is a 44,414-acre wildlife conservation area along the coast of Texas, east of the towns of Angleton and Lake Jackson, Texas. It borders Christmas Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway, separated from the Gulf of Mexico by Follet's Island.
  • The San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge is a 45,730-acre wildlife conservation area along the coast of Texas, south of the towns of Sweeny and Brazoria, Texas. It encloses a bay behind a barrier island at the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is located in southern Brazoria and eastern Matagorda counties. 
  • Brazoria County offers water sports, fishing, hunting, and other recreation, along with historic sites including Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historical Park. The county celebrates a San Jacinto Festival at West Columbia and the Spring Fling at Clute in April; a Mexican Fiesta at Pearland and Youth Rodeo and Frontier Days at Alvin in May; a Fishing Fiesta at Freeport, a Fireworks Display at Alvin, and the Great Texas Mosquito Festival and Parade at Clute in July; a Founders Day Celebration at Pearland in September; and a County Fair and Rodeo at Angleton and the Bluegrass and Gospel Fall Festival at Brazoria in October.

Farming and Ranching in Brazoria County 

  • The annual rainfall is fifty-two inches, and the mean annual temperature is 69° F. In 2002 the county had 2,455 farms and ranches covering 613,891 acres, 55 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 37 percent to crops, and 7 percent to woodlands. In that year local farmers and ranchers earned $47,422,000, with crop sales accounting for $24,824,000 of that total. Cattle, hay, rice, beans, sorghum, nursery plants, corn, and cotton were the chief agricultural products. Over 19,271,000 cubic feet of pinewood and over 3,680,000 cubic feet of hardwood were harvested in the county in 2003.
  •  The Brazos River divides the county into two sections; the western one-third is covered by hardwoods, and the rest is generally prairieland. Abundant groves of pin oak, cedar, live oak, mulberry, hackberry, ash, elm, cottonwood, and pecan trees grow in the river and creek bottoms, while cordgrasses, bunchgrasses, and sedges predominate in the coastal marshes.
 

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