Named for Governor Theophilus Eaton of Connecticut, a generous contributor to the funds needed to settle Massachusetts in 1630. He later founded a colony at New Haven, Connecticut, along with John Davenport and David Yale, great-grandfather of Yale University's founder. Eaton includes the village of Snowville, named for the Snow family who started a sawmill there in 1825.
Waukeela, a camp for girls, has been in Eaton for almost 80 years. Its setting is 45 acres on beautiful Crystal Lake, a fisherman's dream. While passing through, visit the "Little White Church," which is a town landmark.