Gulf Coast
2010 Census - 3,510
2000 Census - 3,012
Richwood, Texas
Richwood Texas History:
Richwood was established on Oyster Creek 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 available in Lake Jackson and Clute. The 2010 Richmond census was 3,510. Richwood is located on Oyster Creek on the northeastern city limits of Lake Jackson (across Oyster Creek), the northern city limits of Clute (across Oyster Creek)on SH Business 288 and FM 2004, 21.5 miles southwest of West Columbia and East Columbia, 8.4 miles south of Angleton, Texas, 14.2 miles northwest of Quintana, 10.6 miles northwest of the town of Oyster Creek, 8.4 miles northwest of Freeport, 2.8 miles northwest of Clute, 3.7 miles northwest of Lake Jackson, 12 miles northwest of Surfside Beach, 13.9 miles northeast of Jones Creek, and 17.7 miles east of Brazoria, 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, Lake Jackson:
This two-year college provides academic and vocational curriculums. The Center for the Ars and Sciences is located on campus (400 College Boulevard, Clute). (979) 230-3600. 500 College Boulevard, Lake Jackson, TX 77566. 
Lake Jackson Public Library, Lake Jackson: 
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
Event Venues - Richwood Picnic Pavilions & P.K. Forrest Community Center:
The picnic pavilion and a barbeque pit in Richwood Municipal Park may be rented. The pavilion and The reservable P.K. Forrest Community Center is in Richwood Municipal Park at 611 Audubonwoods Drive The Bobby Ford Park Pavilion may also be rented. Bobby Ford Park is at Oyster Creek Drive and Pin Oak. (979 265-2082.  
Brazoria County Events Calendar
April 15-May 15, 2018
Annual Great Texas Birding Classic, April:
This annual birding competition is held up and down the Texas coast on at various locations on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. Beginning in 3013 this event will be conducted statewide. For information on the Freeport area contact the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory & Sanctuary at (979) 480-0999.  Email
April 7-May 6, 2018
Gulf Coast Bird Observatory Spring Fling, April-May, Quintana:
Knowledgeable volunteers and staff answer birding questions, do daily bird counts, and sell water, snacks and field guides. During this month Gulf Coast Bird Observatory will auction off bird-themed art on their website. This event is held from Early April to early May at the Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary across from the Quintana City Hall (814 N. Lamar, Quintana.
April 21-22, 2018
Annual Migration Celebration, San Bernard NWR, April:
The celebration begins with a Friday night fundraising dinner held at River Place in the Freeport Municipal Park at 421 Brazosport Boulevard; fees apply. Other event activities include speakers, presentations, workshops, exhibits, an auction, a photo contest, a duck stamp art contest, dinners, birding tours, bird banding demonstrations, kayak, van, and buggy tours, a refuge fireside exhibit, a birds of prey show, crabbing for kids, a San Bernard Oak interpretative walking tour, food vendors and a bake sale, a Children’s discovery program, and other activities. (979) 964-3639. Maps and Directions to Events
Sept 16, 2017
Annual Xtreme Hummingbird Extravaganza, Mid-September, Lake Jackson:
Hundreds of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds make the migratory journey along the Texas coast and across the Gulf of Mexico. View hummingbirds and enjoy related activities. This event is hosted by the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory & Sanctuary. (979) 480-0999. 299 West SH 332, Lake Jackson.  Email
October 12-18, 2018
Annual Brazoria County Fair, Livestock Show & Rodeo in Angleton, 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.

Varner Creek Winery, Angleton:
The produce elderberry, jalapeno, loquat and other wines, including meads made from honey. They are new and did not have a tasting room in spring 2018. They do wine tastings by appointment. (979) 236-0659. 1014 North Velasco, Angleton, Texas. 
Phat Boyz Mexican Cafe: 
They serve wonderful homemade tortillas, homemade salsa, breakfast tacos and other menu items. They sell tamales on Sunday. Tamales are cash only. (979) 388-0220. They are by the bridge at 1003 North Brazosport Boulevard, Richwood.  Reviews
Taqueria Los Gallos:
They serve very good Mexican food. (979) 266-8899. 1231 North Brazos Boulevard, Richwood.  Reviews