Eaton, just east of Farm Road 2446 and nine miles southeast of Franklin in central Robertson County, was named for D. C. Eaton, postmaster when a post office was granted in 1900. The office was discontinued in 1905. The community reported a population of fifty around 1910. In 1942 Eaton had a church, a school, and a few scattered dwellings. In the late 1980s scattered dwellings and a church remained at Eaton, which was still listed as a community in 1990.

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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