According to records, in 1897 a Texas horned lizard was sealed in the cornerstone of the Eastland courthouse. In 1928, a new courthouse was erected, the prior cornerstone was opened, and the horned toad was found alive. The small animal received great publicity and was displayed nationally. When...
Features buildings in a two-block area that highlight Eastland's history. Pick up a map for this self-guided tour at the Eastland Chamber of Commerce.
The museum archives period photographs and memorabilia related to the area. 112/114 S. Seaman St. www.eastlandtexas.com
Built in 1897, the old Eastland County Jail contains artifacts and memorabilia of Eastland County and Law Enforcement history. Contact sheriff's office to schedule a guided tour. 210 W. White St.
This lake offers fishing, boating, picnicking and camping. There is a resort at lakeside. About six miles southeast of Eastland via F.M. 570 and F.M. 2214.
Built in 1920, it was called the Connellee Theatre and featured films and stage shows. The old theater closed and reopened as the Majestic in 1947. It is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. Today, it is a first-run movie house. Tours can be arranged. Open Fri.-Mon. 108 N. Lamar.
Art pieces are placed near or on businesses throughout Eastland. Each piece includes a story of the painter's life or interesting details about the original art.
National and post office history is depicted in a 6-by-10-foot mural of postage stamps. Seven years and about 12,000 stamps were required to produce this work. Open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 411 W. Main.
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