Lake Jackson History

Lake Jackson History Spotlight

  • The unique street names (This Way, That Way) were part of the original design to give individuality to each lot in town
  • Other streets are named after trees, shrubs, flowers & fruits
  • Lake Jackson is called “The City of Enchantment”
  • Originating in 1941, Lake Jackson housed Dow employees relocating to start the new chemical plant
  • In the early days, Lake Jackson was a bit rustic, but everyone was hopeful for the new town’s future
  • By 1944, Lake Jackson had streets, sewer systems, fire department, and a store

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