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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

Majestic Theatre

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

Eastland, TX Theatres

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

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

Lakeside Country Club

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

Eastland, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Eastland, TX

Old Post Office Museum and Art Center

Opened inFall 2002, museum in former post office features historic mural painted byAlexander Hogue, a permanent collection, s...

Window on the Plains

Museum features local history exhibits, memorabilia donated by pioneer families, wildlife displays and Indian artifacts. Room...

Childress County Heritage Museum

Housed in old post office, displays include industry (cattle, cotton, railroad) exhibits, local Indian artifacts, period-furn...

Historic Orient-Santa Fe Depot

The history of railroading in West Texas comes alive at the old depot. In addition to housing the Railway Museum of San Angel...

Mackenzie Park

248-acre day-use park operated by the city. Prairie Dog Town in park is one of few remaining colonies of its type in the nati...