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    ECKERT, TEXAS

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    Gillespie County, Texas Hill Country
    Highway 16 where it intersects with FM 1323
    11 Miles NE of Fredericksburg

    Population: Unknown

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    Horses in Eckert, Texas hill country between LLano and Fredericksburg
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    Once named Nebo, Texas after the local topogrphic feature called Mount Nebo, the town came into being when several families built around their Mount Zion church in the mid 1870s. When Wilhelm Rudolph Eckert applied for a post office, he modestly requested the name Eckert, Texas. His request was granted in 1903 and in just twenty-two years the population skyrocketed to 100. By 1933 it was down to a mere 15 people, but still the town held its ground. By the mid 1960s Eckert had a population of seven.
    Eckert TX Old Store
    A closed store
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
    Eckert TX Eckert Cemetery
    Eckert Cemetery
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
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    Photographer's Notes:
    Eckert TX. - The one pic I'm sending is of an old store that sits at the intersection. It still had a little feed advertising on the north side of it confirming it was a business. The other is of the Eckert Cemetery just north of the intersection. I didn't see the little building with horses. Maybe it was torn down. - William Beauchamp, June 2009

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    Dear TE, I just found your site and it is very cool. We have a saloon in what used to be Eckert, Texas. There is another ghost town near us called Click. In the early part of the twentieth century it was the site of a dispute over cotton (?) and 4 people were shot in the general store. If you are in the area please stop in and I will show you the [way] to Click. The old general store and post office are still there but abandoned. Thanks for the great site. - Robin Nichols, Willow City, Texas, November 13, 2006

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