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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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City Profile For:
"no slogan"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
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
- 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
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
- Eckert Cemetery, on TX-16 just N of RR-1323, contact: Eckert Cemetery Association: Buddy Rees, 830-685-3281
OTHER PROFILES: City Data (not available); ePodunk (not available); Texas Escapes; Travel Texas (not available); Wikipedia
NOTES: Eckert shares the 78675 postal zip code and post office name with Willow City.
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CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
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
CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies
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. rabkes.com. While Rabke's carries a Willow City address, it is physically in the Eckert area.
BLUE SKIES RETRO RESORT: 512-810-2088; 13372 TX-16 N, Willow City TX 78675. blueskiesretroresort.com
STEVE HORN GALLERY: 830-998-8214; 13505 TX-16 N, Willow City, TX 78675. stevehorn.com
TIN STAR RANCH: 830-685-3464; 877-782-7379; 13454 Lower Crabapple Rd, Fredericksburg, TX; tinstarranch.com
There are no additional local listings.
HILL COUNTRY-WIDE UTILITY PROVIDERS:
For Hill Country area utility service providers (electric, gas, water, sewer, trash),
telecom providers (land lines, cellular service, TV, internet), and related services (package delivery, newspaper, etc.), click: Utilities & Telecom
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