A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from January 05, 2012
Lake Jacksonite (inhabitant of Lake Jackson)

"Lake Jacksonite” is the name of an inhabitant of Lake Jackson, Texas. The name “Lake Jacksonite” has been cited in print since at least 1944.


Wikipedia: Lake Jackson, Texas
Lake Jackson is a city in Brazoria County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. As of a 2006 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, the city population was 27,614.

Lake Jackson is named after an oxbow lake of the same name on the outskirts of town. The lake in turn was named after the family whose antebellum plantation house sat alongside the lake; only very minor ruins of the Lake Jackson Plantation can now be seen in a park at the site. The Plantation site is open to the public on the first Saturday of the month from 10 AM to dusk. Special tours may be arranged through the Lake Jackson Historical Association (979) 297-1570.

The city is the birthplace of famous Tejano superstar, Selena. The city has also long been the hometown of Ron Paul, the presidential candidate and U.S. representative from Texas’s 14th Congressional District. It was the home too of State Senator J. E. “Buster” Brown, who represented District 17 from 1981 to 2002.

Urban Dictionary
Lake Jackson
A middle-class suburb located in Brazoria County, Texas. Population: 28,363ish. Many families were drawn to the area not due to the ‘desirable’ humidity, but the local DOW Chemical Plant in Freeport, Texas. Lake Jacksonites are well known for their active involvement in community-service organizations.
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by Best In Brazoria Mar 28, 2005

Lake Jackson
A small town in Texas, specifically Brazoria County, containing less than thirty thousand people. The citizens there, referred to as Lake Jacksonites, think they are better than everyone else. In reality, they are dim little nimrods who “borrow” (STEAL) a majority of Brazoria County’s budget for their own good.
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by tentwofour Dec 16, 2009

13 July 1944, Freeport (TX) Facts, pg. 1, col. 6:
Lake Jacksonite
Has Narrow Escape
As “Coppy” Passes


19 October 1944, Freeport (TX) Facts, “Around Clute” with Bonnie Mae, pg. 5, col. 1:
We attended the carnival given by the Junior Chamber of Commerce at Lake Jackson on Friday night. It surely was fine. To hear those Lake Jacksonites “crying” out their wares and games, one would have thought they were all old carnival hands.

22 March 1945, Freeport (TX) Facts, “Lake Jackson News” by Thelma Willis, pg. 6, col. 1:
PRESBYTERIAN THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY DINNER
A number of Lake Jacksonites attended the Thirtieth Anniversary dinner of the First Presbyterian Church of Freeport, which was held last Friday evening at the Community House.

TexAgs.com
agginn07
posted 12:24a, 08/06/05
Something I’ve always wondered: is it Lake Jacksonians? Lake Jacksonites? Lake Jacksoners?

SWOSU
posted 4:10p, 08/06/05
agginn: don’t go there. Next we’ll have to decide whether those other guys are clutites or clutonians.
Actually, they’re clu-less.
But if you have to know, we’re jacksonians.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Thursday, January 05, 2012 • Permalink