Eastland County Courthouse

Forts Trail Region
100 W Main Eastland, TX 76484 (254) 629-1583

Eastland made national news in 1928 when the current Art Decostyle courthouse replaced the town’s 1897 courthouse. The old structure’s cornerstone was opened and, according to witnesses, inside lay a Texas horned toad, supposedly still alive after a 31-year slumber. Dubbed Old Rip, the toad died after a nationwide tour and was enshrined in a glass-top casket, still on view at the courthouse.

Eastland County Courthouse

100 W Main Eastland, TX 76484


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