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Historical Markers in Eagle Lake, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Colorado County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Colorado County, TX (110) Austin County, TX (89) Fayette County, TX (133) Jackson County, TX (14) Lavaca County, TX (87) Wharton County, TX (45)  ColoradoCounty(110) Colorado County (110)  AustinCounty(89) Austin County (89)  FayetteCounty(133) Fayette County (133)  JacksonCounty(14) Jackson County (14)  LavacaCounty(87) Lavaca County (87)  WhartonCounty(45) Wharton County (45)
Columbus is the county seat for Colorado County
Eagle Lake is in Colorado County
      Colorado County (110)  
ADJACENT TO COLORADO COUNTY
      Austin County (89)  
      Fayette County (133)  
      Jackson County (14)  
      Lavaca County (87)  
      Wharton County (45)  
 
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1Texas (Colorado County), Eagle Lake — City Hall – Fire Station – Jail
[Top plaque] has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1926 [Bottom plaque] Historic Landmark City hall 1926 Fire Station – . . . Map (db m195768) HM
2Texas (Colorado County), Eagle Lake — 17749 — E.H. Henry Rosenwald School
Before a school existed in Eagle Lake, African Americans were educated at home or in small churches, with some classes held in a local blacksmith shop. The first school for African-American children was located on Main Street in a room on the first . . . Map (db m192866) HM
3Texas (Colorado County), Eagle Lake — Eagle Lake High
Colorado County Historic School Site This was the location of Eagle Lake High 1891-1970 One of the early schools in Colorado County which served the people of this area. This plaque commemorating the historic school was donated by . . . Map (db m192863) HM
4Texas (Colorado County), Eagle Lake — 2572 — Hotel Dallas 1912
After Eagle Lake was laid out in the 1850s, Gamaliel Good built a hotel on this corner. The Good Hotel served as a stagecoach and railroad stop. Three railroads crossed town, and commerce was heavy. By 1912 the economy had become dependent on rice . . . Map (db m195771) HM
5Texas (Colorado County), Eagle Lake — 3018 — Lakeside Sugar Refinery
The Sugar Industry, which began in Texas before the Civil War (1861-65), was revived in the late 1800s by cheaper refining methods. One of the leading sugar producers in Colorado County was William Dunovant. In 1898 he and several men from Eagle . . . Map (db m30155) HM
6Texas (Colorado County), Eagle Lake — 16270 — Masonic Cemetery
In 1880, the Eagle Lake Masonic Lodge No. 366, established in 1872, purchased this burial ground. Also known as Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery, the earliest known burial here occurred in 1867. Others buried here include Eagle Lake Mayor and U.S. . . . Map (db m192865) HM
7Texas (Colorado County), Eagle Lake — 15088 — Methodism in Eagle Lake
The United Methodist Church of Eagle Lake is the oldest Protestant congregation in the community. By 1864, Emma Tracy Rhine started the first private school in Eagle Lake. The one-room schoolhouse served as the first church meeting house in 1872, . . . Map (db m192862) HM
8Texas (Colorado County), Eagle Lake — 3558 — Navigation of the Colorado River
Because overland travel in early Texas was an enterprise often fraught with hardship, frustration, and danger, many individuals looked to rivers for a solution to the problem. From 1829 to the Civil War, optimistic Texans attempted to ply the area's . . . Map (db m166519) HM
9Texas (Colorado County), Eagle Lake — 4255 — Rice Culture in Colorado County
The rice industry did not spread into the coastal plains region west of Houston until the very end of the 19th century. In 1898, Captain William Dunovant (1845-1902), a local plantation owner and entrepreneur, planted 40 acres of rice . . . Map (db m30156) HM
10Texas (Colorado County), Eagle Lake — 1325 — Town of Eagle Lake
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 . . . Map (db m30159) HM
11Texas (Colorado County), Eagle Lake — Zeno Smith
Born in Eagle Lake and known as the last of the Black Hat Rangers, Zeno Smith (1902-1972) worked as a cowboy and rancher, and in his family's meat market. In 1935, he became a Texas Ranger, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and older . . . Map (db m179246) HM
12Texas (Wharton County), Eagle Lake — 18196 — Frazarville
Near this site once stood the community of Frazarville, founded in 1857 by Dr. Isaac James Frazar and his father, Col. James Watson Frazar. A locust infestation and Comanche raids forced them to move from Cibolo Creek in Bexar County to this site, . . . Map (db m96298) HM
13Texas (Wharton County), Eagle Lake — 12787 — Joseph and Rachel Rabb Newman
Joseph (c. 1787-1831) and Rachel Rabb (1790-1872) Newman were married in 1806 in Ohio. Following Joseph's service in the War of 1812 in Illinois, they lived in Arkansas Territory on the Red River before moving into Texas in 1820. In 1823, they left . . . Map (db m96300) HM
 
 
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Jul. 1, 2022