Gulf Coast
2010 Census - 3,510
2000 Census - 3,012
Richwood, Texas
Richwood Texas History:
Richwood was established in 1957 on land that was a part of Stephen F. Austin’s original land grant from the Mexican government. The town is part of the Brazosport industrial and port area of cities. There are many small fishing lakes in the area. Cultural amenities are located in Lake Jackson and Clute. Richwood is located on SH Business 288 and FM 2004, on the northeastern edge of Lake Jackson, the northern edge of Clute, and 10 miles south of Angleton, Texas.
Brazosport Area of Cities, 50 Miles South of Houston:
Clute, Freeport, Jones Creek, Lake Jackson, Oyster Creek, Quintana, Richwood, and Surfside Beach make up this area of cities. They are located at the mouth of the Brazos and San Bernard Rivers, and together have approximately 44 miles of sandy beaches. Industries include chemical manufacturing, petro-chemical processing, a variety of other manufacturing industries, deep water port activities, sports and commercial fishing, and tourism. These towns are very close together, so whether you are planning to visit or move to one of these towns, it is important to read and research each one of them. Limiting yourself to the activities, and cultural or outdoor offerings of one of these towns, would be similar to isolating yourself in the neighborhood you live in. The major beaches in the area are Bryan, Quintana, and Surfside Beaches. Two other nearby towns are Angleton and Sweeny. (979) 285-2501.
Brazosport College in Lake Jackson:
(979) 230-3000. 500 College Drive, Lake Jackson, TX 77566. 
Lake Jackson 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 Mon, Wed-Thu, 10am-8pm; Tue & Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; closed Sunday. (979) 415-2590. 250 Circle Way, Lake Jackson, TX 77566. Email
Annual Brazoria County Fair, Livestock Show & Rodeo, October:
Activities include live entertainment, a carnival, a BBQ cook-off, a livestock show and rodeo, auctions, a parade, pageants, contests, a pet parade, tricycle races, a youth horseshow, commercial exhibits, live music, a science fair and more. (979) 849-6416. This event is held at the Brazoria County Fair Grounds. 901 S. Downing Street, Angleton, Texas.