Eagle Pass


Eagle Pass
a city in S Texas, on the Rio Grande. 21,407.

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      city, seat (1856) of Maverick county, southwestern Texas, U.S., on the Rio Grande, bridged to Piedras Negras, Mexico, 130 miles (210 km) southwest of San Antonio. It evolved as a garrison town laid out as El Paso de Aguila (Spanish: “Eagle Pass”), so named for the area's abundant birds of prey, near Camp California (on the Gold Rush Trail) and Fort Duncan (1849, now restored in a city park). During the Civil War it was an outlet for Confederate goods that were blockaded elsewhere. The city had special importance during the Mexican Revolution, and as Camp Eagle Pass it was under military authority until 1916. An army airfield, decommissioned after World War II, brought many servicemen into the area. A port of entry, its economy depends on border trade, tourist traffic, farm and ranch business, and industries (notably oil and gas production). Inc. 1908. Pop. (1990) 20,651; (2000) 22,413.

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  • Eagle Pass — Original name in latin Eagle Pass Name in other language EGP State code US Continent/City America/Chicago longitude 28.70914 latitude 100.49952 altitude 226 Population 26248 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

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