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Eagle Lake in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Town of Eagle Lake

 
 
Town of Eagle Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 2, 2010
1. Town of Eagle Lake Marker
Inscription. Named for lake where in 1821 exploring party of Stephen F. Austin killed an eagle. In 1851 resident Gamaliel Good started a Houston-to-San Antonio Stage line with lakeside headquarters. In 1856, with D. W. C. Harris, Good platted Eagle Lake townsite. The Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado Railroad reached here in 1859.

Early a cattle and farm market; after 1898 had rice production; later ranked as oil center and shipper of sand and gravel. Now fishing and goose hunting mecca.

Home town of Gen. H. H. Johnson (born in 1895), military governor of Rome, Italy in the 1940s.
 
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1325.)
 
Location. 29° 35.33′ N, 96° 20.05′ W. Marker is in Eagle Lake, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and North McCarty Avenue, on the right when traveling north on East Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eagle Lake TX 77434, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rice Culture in Colorado County (within shouting distance of this marker); Lakeside Sugar Refinery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Navigation of the Colorado River
Town of Eagle Lake Marker location. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 2, 2010
2. Town of Eagle Lake Marker location.
(approx. 2.7 miles away); Frazarville (approx. 7 miles away); Joseph and Rachel Rabb Newman (approx. 11.1 miles away); Alleyton C.S.A. (approx. 12.2 miles away); Benjamin Beason's Crossing (approx. 14.5 miles away); Beason's (Beeson's) Crossing (approx. 14.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Eagle Lake.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. More about the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado Railroad.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 572 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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