Angleton in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Brazoria County was the leading sugar producing county in Texas in the 1840's & 1850's. Sugar cane was grown and processed in sugar mills on large plantations using slave labor.
After the cane was ground and the juice was extracted, the cane juice was cooked in a series of vats or kettles. The boiling juice was skimmed and transferred into progressively smaller kettles until the juice was ready to be ladled into cooling troughs to crystallize.
Sugar cane continued to be grown in Brazoria County until the early 1900's. This kettle came from the Turner Ranch near Bonney. It is 7 ft. 4 in. in diameter, 24 in. deep, and holds 576 gallons.
Erected by Brazoria County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 29° 10.129′ N, 95° 25.88′ W. Marker is in Angleton, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is on North Velasco Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Angleton TX 77515, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Old Brazoria County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); The Brazos Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); 1895 Brazoria County Courthouse Column (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986 (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert J. Calder (within shouting distance of this marker); Brazoria County Ring Of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Angleton Independent School District (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sweeny Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Angleton.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. 3. submitted on May 15, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.