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BAR-X RANCH, TEXAS. Bar-X Ranch is located about seven miles west of Angleton in west central Brazoria County. The residential community began in the late 1970s and was named after a ranch that existed on the property. The history of the land's use dates back possibly as early as the 1830s when a sugar plantation operated in the area. In later decades a cattle ranch began and eventually a rice farm. In the late twentieth century remnants of an old sugar mill were still apparent on the 5,000-acre property. Three small lakes were in the vicinity—Eagle Lake, Bluebonnet Lake, and Hidden Lake. The subdivision reported an estimated population of 340 in 2000.

Laurie E. Jasinski


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Laurie E. Jasinski, "BAR-X RANCH, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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