Thank you for stopping by. I'm Donna Allen & I'm the Coordinator for Eastland County. This is a new site and I plan to put up lots of information for you to use. If you have anything to contribute, please email me. I no longer live in Eastland County and regret that I can no longer do lookups or searches. However, if you would like to volunteer to do lookups, transcriptions, etc... please contact me so that I may add you to the list.
Eastland County was named for Captain William Mosby Eastland who was a member of the Mier Expedition. He fell victim to the Black Bean Episode.
The first community in the County was McGough Springs. It was established before the Civil War.
The County remained sparsely settled due to the constant Indian raids and isolation from other areas. In the 1860's, problems with the Kiowa and Comanche was so serious, that minutemen were organized in order to guard the frontier. Eventually, the problems in the area caused population of the county to drop during the 1860's. In 1870, only five farms were in the county. Eventually, raids ceased and settlers returned to the area, and by 1880, there were a whopping 549 farms in the county.
Eastland County is full of interesting stories. One of those is about a horned toad by the name of "Old Rip". Every year, the County comes together to celebrate "Ripfest". Also, if you are an Eastland Co. resident who would like to submit your parade pictures, you can send those to me using e-mail link below. With everyones contributions, this site will grow and will be the place to visit for information for your Eastland County Ancestors!
REMEMBER: If you have Eastland Co. Ancestors, stories, photographs, etc., please consider sharing those. It will mean the world to other researchers.
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