The city of Eagan was named after the chairman of the town board of supervisors, Patrick Eagan.  He was the one that developed a 220 acre piece of land located near the present day town hall. The Eagan family was originally from Troy New York by way of Tipperary, Ireland. They came to Minnesota around 1853-54. Eagan was also infamously visited by one of the hijacker’s responsible for the 911 attacks in New York. The terrorist wanted to complete flight training school in the city but was refused service by one of its local residents.