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Eastland, Texas Welcomes You! 




Enjoy all that Eastland has to offer in a weekend get-a-way or a lifetime stay.

Eastland, Texas, is located in Eastland County on I-20, 100 miles West of Fort Worth/Dallas and 60 miles East of Abilene.

Pictured is the 'Miracle Mile', which stretches along Main St. from the courthouse to I-20.

The history of Eastland is unique and fascinating. Founded in 1891, the town was named in honor of Captain William M. Eastland, who was a San Jacinto hero and Texas Ranger. In 1917, oil was discovered and a boom of growth was started.


Eastland has many attractions, museums, and memorials to visit, as well as recreation, lakes, hunting, parks, and restaurants to enjoy, too!

   Legend of Old Rip, the horny toad
   Eastland County Museum
   Park Hill Water Park
   Beautiful Lake Leon
   Historic Majestic Theatre
   The Connellee
   Grimes Memorial Gardens
   Old Rip Park
   Texas Memorial
   Outdoor Art Exhibit
   Law Enforcement Museum
   Post Office Stamp Mural
   Downtown Walking History Tour
   Hunting in Eastland County
Eastland, Teaxs
Click to see Eastland's Old Rip History


Eastland, Texas Welcomes You!EASTLAND, WILLIAM MOSBY (1806-1843)

Highlights of Eastland's Life
March 21, 1806 - Born in Woodford County, Kentucky
June 1834 - Moved to Texas
December 1835 - served as lieutenant in the siege of Bexar
April 1836 - served under Sam Houston at the battle of San Jacinto
September 1836 - enlisted in the Texas Rangers
December 26, 1842 - Captured in Mier
March 25, 1843 - Executed by Mexican Army after drawing black bean

Eastland said, "For my country I have offered all my earthly aspiration and for it I now lay down my life. I never have feared death nor do I now. For my unjustifiable execution I wish no revenge, but die in full confidence of the Christian faith."

To his wife Eastland said, "I die in the faith in which I have lived,"

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