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Website includes historical information about the former Gillespie County rural schools. Community neighbors and former students are preserving the rich history and places of learning established by the early German settlers. Open houses are held at the former schools throughout the year. All properties are available for special events and tours by request.

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ECKERT, Texas

Pronounced: "ECH-ert"

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Population: unknownCOL Index (2008): unknown
Elevation: 1,739 ftArea: unknown smCounty: Gillespie
Zip Code: 78675Area Code: 830Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 30.414° N, -98.737° W
Location: N-central part of county, N of Fredericksgurg, 1 mi W of TX 16 adjacent to Willow City
Highways: TX 16, RR 1323Creeks: NoneRivers: NoneLakes: None


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

CITY: Not incorporated

CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: None

NEIGHBORING TOWNS: SE of Crabapple; 11.5 mi NE of Fredericksburg; 25 mi S of Llano; 3 mi W of Willow City

PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: This unincorporated "ghost" town area is known but is dominated by the neighboring area of Willow City, and most locals consider it as one area and call it "Willow City:. See Willow City. There is not a downtown area or a cluster of businesses.

NEARBY & HILL COUNTRY-WIDE ATTRACTIONS: See Attractions.
Some of the very nearby attractions include:
  • Fredericksburg: Fort; Butterfly Ranch; Herb Farm; Theater; Trade Days; Museums; Dulcimers; Historic German Downtown; Jewelry Workshop; Rockbox; Wildseed Farm; Cowboy Ranch
  • Hilltop: Restaurant
  • Willow City: Willow City Scenic Loop; Biker Saloon; Motorcycling
PARKS: There are many state parks in the greater area as profiled on the Parks page. These nearby parks include:
  • Fredericksburg: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site & National Museum Of The Pacific War; Enchanted Rock State Natural Area; Lady Bird Municipal Park
  • Llano: Badu City Park, Leonard Grenwelge County Park, Moore Memorial Park, Ray House & Grounds, Robinson City Park
  • Stonewall: LBJ State & National Historical Parks
Local city parks include: None

EVENT CALENDAR: There are no regularly scheduled events.
For full details on nearby events see Festivals & Major Events, Trade Days & Farmers Markets, Live Entertainment, and calendars on our other focus topic pages accessible from the menu above.

WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather

MEDIA COVERAGE: None (see Fredericksburg)

MAPS: Local Google; Hill Country Special Maps

HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: ". . . It was originally called Nebo, presumably after nearby Mount Nebo, and was founded in 1875 when eight Anglo-American families settled there and built a log church called Mount Zion. The town was officially renamed when local farmer and merchant Wilhelm Rudolph Eckert opened a post office in 1903. The population was estimated at 100 in 1925 but fell to fifteen in 1933 and to seven in 1964."

PRIOR NAMES: Nebo

HISTORICAL MARKERS:

CEMETERIES:
  • Eckert Cemetery, on Hwy 16 just N of RR 1323, contact: Eckert Cemetery Association: Buddy Rees, 830-685-3281
AVAILABLE SERVICES: Gas: no; Convenience Stores: no; Restaurants: yes (very limited hours); Lodging: no; Grocery Stores: no; Banks: no; Vehicle Repair: no; Hospital: no; Med Clinic: no; Post Office: no; Public Schools: no; Cemetery: yes

OTHER PROFILES: City Data (not available); ePodunk (not available); Texas Escapes; Travel Texas (not available); Wikipedia

NOTES: Eckert shares the 78675 postal zip code with Willow City.

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LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT: Unincorporated

LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Gillespie County Government Offices

STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: For offices that represent the Hill Country,
see: Texas & Federal Government Offices


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DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:

See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing.

TAXIDERMY & MEAT PROCESSING:

RABKE'S TABLE READY MEATS: 830-685-3266; 3875 Eckert Rd, Willow City, TX 78675. www.rabkes.com. While Rabke's carries a Willow City address, it is physically in the Eckert area.


MISCELLANEOUS GOODS & SERVICES


TIN STAR RANCH: 830-685-3464; 877-782-7379; 13454 Lower Crabapple Rd, Fredericksburg, TX; www.tinstarranch.com

There are no additional local listings.




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