Eckert

Name:

Eckert

County:

Gillespie

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

30°24’52″N 98°44’12″W

Elevation:

1,739 ft (530 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Eckert is a ghost town, 11.5 miles (18.5 km) northeast of Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, in the U.S. state of Texas. West of Willow City, on FM 1323, Eckert is at the junction of State Highway 16.

Remains:

White settlers came to the area in 1875 and built Mount Zion, a log church. A small community they named Nebo, after nearby Nebo Mountain 3 miles (4.8 km) north, grew up around the church.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

The population peaked in 1925 at 100, but is today a ghost town. It does not have a zip code of its own, but shares the Willow City zip code. The small Eckert Cemetery lies just north of the community.

Remarks:

A post office appointment was offered to, and declined by, George W. Graves in 1903. When Wilhelm Rudolph Eckert opened a store in the location in 1903, he became the first postmaster of Eckert. At his request, Nebo was renamed Eckert