COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1836
COUNTY NAMED FOR: Brazos River.
COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR:
A railroad town, Angelton got its name from Mrs. George Angelton, wife of the railroad's general manager.
COURTHOUSES: Five - 1839 and 1895 in Brazoria; 1897, 1940, and 1976 in Angelton.
STANDING: Three -
- The 1897 Italian Renaissance courthouse originally had a 90-foot tower. It is now a museum.
- The 1940 building, of Indiana granite and limestone, was designed in Modern style and is still an active courthouse.
- The 1976 building joins the back of the 1940 structure and is of contemporary style.
The 1895 building in Brazoria was leveled in the 1930's and the stone was used for road paving material.