Established about 1875 as seat of
Eastland county, grew primarily as a trade center for
surrounding farms and ranches. Current area resources
include oil, ranching, farming and manufacturing. Eastland County ranks fifth
in the state in peanut production. Fruit, pecans, vegetables and feed crops
are also important.
Kendrick Religious Museum -
Designed and built especially for
the purpose, museum presents 30 diorama scenes from the
Holy Bible with special sound and lighting effects. Open
daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. admission. The 360-foot stage
adjacent to the museum is the site of famed Easter
Sunrise Pageant, as well as presentations of biblical
events Thurs. and Fri. nights at 9p.m. mid-June through
mid-August. Four miles west of Eastland on Texas 6.
Rip" the Horned Frog -
to apparently authentic records and witnesses, a Texas
horned frog (a type of lizard) was somehow sealed in the
cornerstone of an Eastland courthouse built in 1897. In
1928 (31 years later) a new courthouse was erected, the
prior cornerstone was opened, and the horned frog was
found alive! The small animal received great publicity;
was displayed nationally. When it died the following
year, it was placed in a glass-front casket, on view in
the present county courthouse.
Post Office Mural
National and Post
Office history depicted in 6 X 10 foot mural of postage
stamps. Seven years and some 12,000 stamps were required
to produce the mosaics of historical scenes and famous
stamps. Post Office, 400 block East Main.