Eastland, Texas

Eastland was established about 1875 as the seat of Eastland County, and grew primarily as a trade center for the surrounding farms and ranches. It was named for Capt. William M. Eastland, a San Jacinto hero and Texas Ranger. Current area resources include oil, ranching, farming and manufacturing. Fruit, pecans, vegetables, and feed crops are also important.

A Downtown Walking Tour features historical buildings, all within two city blocks, and highlights Eastland�s history. Pick up a map for this self-guided tour at the Eastland Chamber of Commerce.

Don�t miss �Old Ripfest,� held the third Saturday in September. This annual festival features a parade, food booths, arts and crafts, games, rides and live entertainment.

For golf enthusiasts, a nine-hole course and driving range, as well as restaurant, is available at the Lakeside Country Club located just north of city on F.M. 1301.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Old Rip the Horned Toad

According to apparently authentic records and witnesses, a Texas horned toad (a type of lizard) was sealed in cornerstone of an Eastland courthouse built in 1897. In 1928 a new courthouse was erected, the prior cornerstone was opened, and the horned frog was found alive!

Eastland, TX Monuments

Post Office Mural

National and Post Office history depicted in 6- by 10-foot mural of postage stamps. Seven years and some 12,000 stamps were required to produce the mosaics of historical scenes and famous stamps.

Eastland, TX Murals

Local Lakes

Daniel, Cisco, and Leon. Also Eastland and Ringling Lakes are popular local fishing spots one mile north of town. Primitive camping, trails, and RV hookups are available at Ringling.

Eastland, TX Recreation

Majestic Theatre

Built by one of Eastland's founding fathers, C.U. Connellee in 1920

Eastland, TX Theatres

Lakeside Country Club

Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Eastland, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Eastland, TX

Quanah Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Producers Livestock Auction Company

Livestock sold here include cattle, sheep and goats, making it one of the largest auctions in the state. ...

Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum

Living specimens of some 16 species of fish found in Lake Meredith and the Canadian River are among primary features of the f...

Battle of Adobe Walls

Site where two famous Indian battles were fought. Col. Kit Carson (in his last fight) and his U.S. troops in 1864 narrowly es...

San Angelo State Park

Some 7,000 acres provide excellent facilities for the outdoor enthusiast. The park is around the popular O.C. Fisher Reservoi...