The County of Maverick, located southwest of the Texas state, was established in 1856 and organized in 1871. It was named after Samuel Maverick, a cattleman and a legislator of the state. This county has been largely dependent on its agriculture, petroleum, and tourism industries. Maverick County Lake is a nice place to visit; you can walk around while enjoying the naturally beautiful scenery that includes ducks that play around. Eagle Pass, its county seat, also features the Fort Duncan Museum, where you can see how the U.S. Army base was set up to guard the first U.S. settlement in this area. Furthermore, steakhouses and barbecue smokehouses, along with Italian, Mexican, and American bars and restaurants serve the county of Maverick.