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Lake Jackson, Texas

Lake Jackson, Texas
Full nameCity of Lake Jackson
Official nameCity of Lake Jackson
Settlement typeCity
CountryUSUnited States
City CouncilMayor Bob Sipple
Charlie Golden
Bob Geter
Gerald Roznovsky
Scott Schwertner
Vinay Singhania
City ManagerWilliam P. Yenne
Total Area19.8 sq mi (51.3 km2)
Land Area19.0 sq mi (49.2 km2)
Water Area0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Elevation13 ft (4 m)
Total Population26386 (2000)
Density (pop.)535/km2 (1386.0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code77566
Area code979
FIPS code48-40588 
GNIS feature ID1360850 

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Lake Jackson is a city in Brazoria County, Texas within the Houston � Sugar Land � Baytown metropolitan area. As of a 2006 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, the city population was 27,614.

Lake Jackson is named after an oxbow lake of the same name on the outskirts of town. The lake in turn was named after the family whose antebellum plantation house sat alongside the lake; only very minor ruins of the Lake Jackson Plantation can now be seen in a park at the site. The Plantation site is open to the public on the first Saturday of the month from 10 AM to dusk. Special tours may be arranged through the Lake Jackson Historical Association (979) 297-1570.

The city is the birthplace of famous Tejano superstar, Selena. The city has also long been the hometown of Ron Paul, the presidential candidate and U.S. representative from Texas's 14th Congressional District [ It was the home too of State Senator J. E. "Buster" Brown, who represented District 17 from 1981 to 2002.

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