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County
Brazoria
Region
Gulf Coast
Population
2010 Census - 1,715
2000 Census - 1,611
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Danbury, Texas
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Danbury Texas History:
Danbury was established around the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1905-1906; the railroad gave access to hundreds of acres of rich farmland that had been previously inaccessible. Land promoters purchased huge tracks of land and promoted it in the North and Midwest. A demonstration garden was planted and businesses opened. Because the majority of area industry was truck farming, shipping docks were built on Austin Bayou, 2 miles southeast of Danbury. By 1916 most of the northerners had departed, discouraged by freezes, floods, and storms, and Czech farmers began to move into the area. An airfield was located in Danbury during World War I. Planes from Ellington Field landed there, and then flew on to West Columbia as part of the cross-country flight-training program. Danbury was incorporated in 1960. Rice farming, and cattle ranching were the primary industries in 1990. Danbury is located on near Austin Bayou, on Spur 28, 2 miles southeast of SH 35, 16 miles southwest of Alvin, 41 miles southwest of La Port, 42 miles south of Houston, 45 miles west of Galveston, 28 miles north of Freeport, 44 miles southeast of Needville, 24 miles northwest of Surfside Beach, and 9 miles northwest of Angleton, Texas.
 
Danbury Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Tue & Thu, 1pm-8pm; Wed & Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; closed Sunday and Monday. (979) 922-1905. 1720 N. Main Street, Danbury. Email

Annual Houston Rodeo Texas Independence Trail Ride, Brazoria to Houston, Feb:
This108 mile trail ride was established in 1961. The 2015 trail began on Saturday, February 21 with 150 riders and 8 wagons. On Saturday they went on a 15 mile circle ride and took breaks at FM 523 at CR 233, and at Cemetery Road and SH 288. They spent the night at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds at 901 S. Downing Street, Angleton. On Sunday they left the fairgrounds on CR 428i and took a break on the exit road before CR 171. Lunch was at Skrabanek Park at 5th and Main Streets in Danbury, Texas. They spent the night at the Alvin Rotary Park on CR 172 in Alvin Texas. On Monday they left for the 11.7 mile ride to the Alvin Youth Arena on CR 351, 0.25 miles north of FM 517, in Alvin.  They took a break at Old Roadside Park on SH 35 North. Lunch was in the Kroger parking lot on SH 35 North. On Tuesday they traveled 14 miles to the Johnson Space Center, 1601 NASA Road 1, where they spent the night. They took breaks at the corner of FM 528 and Lundy Lane, and in the HEB parking lot on FM 528, and had lunch in the Kroger parking lot on FM 528. On Wednesday they headed out on FM 528 for the 13 mile ride to their overnight camping site at the Moose Lodge, 3919 Pansy Street, Pasadena, Texas. They took a break at Bay Area Park (7500 Bay Area Boulevard, 77058), had lunch at the Pasadena Fire Department on Genoa Red Bluff, and took a break on the shoulder of Fairmont Parkway. Thursday They left for the 13 mile ride to their overnight camp at 4320 Old Spanish Trail, Houston. They took a morning break in the parking lot on the corner of Allen-Genoa and Spencer. Lunch was at the Foodarama on Hwy. 3 and Howard. They took a break at the closed Bennigan’s, past the YMCA and across from Enterprise Bank. On Friday they took morning breaks at Cullen and the IH-45 feeder road, and at Break Gray and Taft. Lunch was at the Depelchin Center, 4950 Memorial Drive. They spent the night at Memorial Park (6501 Memorial Drive, 77007). They road 11.3 miles on Friday.