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Have a question about Lake Jackson's history?

The archives are your first stop for researching subjects from the Abner Jackson Plantation to the conception of Lake Jackson by Alden B. Dow, to social groups and local businesses. The archives include a variety of materials pertaining to Lake Jackson's history, including a large collection of early Dow publications, hundreds of photographs, letters, manuscripts, memorabilia, newspapers, selected city records, and archaeological artifacts.


Items of Special Interest 


Collection of Lake Jackson Oral History DVD's: Watch video interviews of early Lake Jackson residents share their stories about life in Lake Jackson. City Directories: Discover the businesses that served residents of Lake Jackson.


Photographic and document reproductions are available for a fee and can be requested through the online catalog. 

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For more information about visiting the archives, please call (979) 297-1570 or email the curator at

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249 Circle Way, 

Lake Jackson, TX 

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