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 arrange 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 Congressman who represents Texas’ 14th Congressional District .