Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake is on Highway 90A east of the Colorado River and fifty miles southwest of Houston in southeast Colorado County. The town is beside a lake of some 1,400 acres, also known as Eagle Lake. Below the lake is the Lower Lake. Both lakes are privately owned and are leased for hunting and fishing. As early as 1835, Gideon Lincecum studied the numerous fish in the lake and the fauna of the surrounding land; in 1990 snowy egrets, roseate spoonbills, great blue herons, white pelicans, coots, cormorants, and alligators were still common sights. North of the town is the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wild Life Refuge.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Eagle Lake
Pop. Year Source
3,699 2019 Texas Demographic Center
3,639 2010 Texas Demographic Center
3,664 2000 Texas Demographic Center
3,551 1990 Texas Demographic Center
3,921 1980 Texas Demographic Center
3,587 1970 Texas Demographic Center
3,565 1960 Texas Demographic Center
2,787 1950 Texas Demographic Center
2,124 1940 Texas Demographic Center
2,343 1930 Texas Demographic Center
2,017 1920 Texas Demographic Center
1,717 1910 Texas Demographic Center
1,107 1900 Texas Demographic Center
769 1890 Texas Demographic Center