Lake Jackson in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Abner Jackson Plantation
Born in Virginia, Major Jackson came to Texas in 1838. His first successful plantation, 1839-1842 was Retrieve Plantation, now Retrieve prison (farm). Here he set up a sugar mill with a double set of kettles. In 1842, Jackson developed land which became the Lake Jackson Plantation. Here he constructed a sugar mill which in 1852 produced sugar using horse driven machinery. By 1858, Jackson had installed a steam engine in his sugar mill. Darrington Plantation, Jackson's third, is now Darrington prison (farm). Abner Jackson and wife, Margaret, had fours sons, Andrew, John, George and Abner, Jr. and a daughter Arsenath, wife of Jared Fulton Groce. In 1861, Abner Jackson died and his son, John C. Jackson, returned from the Civil War to manage the estate.
Erected 1997 by Texas Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, Rev. Richard Buck Chapter.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames XVII Century, National Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Jackson TX 77566, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph H. Hawkins (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Brazos Canal (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site of Crosby's Landing (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mammoth Lake (approx. 3.2 miles away); Eagle Island Plantation (approx. 3.7 miles away); William Harris Wharton (approx. 3.7 miles away); Dr. Branch Tanner Archer (approx. 3.7 miles away); Peach Point (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Jackson.
Also see . . .
1. Texas Beyond History - Lake Jackson Plantation. Abner Jackson was the developer of the Lake Jackson Plantation, so it is sometimes also known as the Abner Jackson Plantation (as found on the marker at this site). This site has multiple pages reviewing the archaeology and history of the site. (Submitted on April 20, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.)
2. Abner Jackson entry at Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on May 6, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Last updated on April 20, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. 2. submitted on May 6, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.