Town of Eagle Lake

Town of Eagle Lake (HMK4X)

Location: Eagle Lake, TX 77434 Colorado County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 35.33', W 96° 20.05'

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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.
HM NumberHMK4X
Year Placed1970
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 2:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 758214 N 3276193
Decimal Degrees29.58883333, -96.33416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 35.33', W 96° 20.05'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 35' 19.80" N, 96° 20' 3.00" W
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Area Code(s)979
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 N McCarty Ave, Eagle Lake TX 77434, US
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