Introduction to Eagle Pass, Texas
Eagle Pass History
Eagle Pass was the first settlement of the United States on the Rio Grande. It was originally called Camp Eagle Pass and served as Texas militia’s temporary outpost during the Mexican-American War. The United States Army established Fort Duncan in March, 1849, which was a few miles upstream from Camp Eagle Pass. Captain Sidney Burbank supervised the building of the fort, and it was named after Colonel James Duncan who fought valiantly in the Mexican War. Once the war was over, trade flourished in the region under the protection of the fort.
Eagle Pass and nearby Attractions
- Fort Duncan
- Lucky Eagle Casino
- Maverick County Courthouse
- Shopping Center de las Aguilas
- Eagle Pass Golf Course
- Fort Duncan Museum
Things To Do In Eagle Pass
Those who love fishing can check out opportunities for hooking catfish at Rio Grande. One can also hunt for upland game birds and white-tailed deer in the area. The Kickapoo Indians have a 125-acre reservation eight miles south of Eagle Pass. The reservation has the Lucky Eagle Casino and several restaurants operated by the tribe.
Eagle Pass Transportation
Air transportation facilities are available at Laredo International Airport.
Eagle Pass Higher Education
Southwest Texas Junior College, Texas A & M International University, and Laredo Community College offer courses for higher studies.