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ECTOR, TEXAS


Fannin County, Central Texas North / East Texas

3334'39"N 9616'20"W (33.577470, -96.272284)

TX Hwy 56, FM 898 and Hwy 82
6 Miles W of Bonham the county seat
5.5 miles E of Savoy
11 Miles E of Sherman
ZIP code 75439
Area code 903
Population: 736 Est. 2019
695 (2010) 600 (2000) 494 (1990)

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Ector TX Water Tower
Ector Water Tower
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
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History in a Pecan Shell

Victor's Station was the intended name but when a post office was applied for they learned another community held the name. Early settler Ector Owens was honored by having his name submitted (and accepted).

The post office opened in 1886 and six years later the Texas and Pacific Railway arrived, making the town a shipping point. Ector had 218 people in 1904, swelling to 451 in 1926.

Ector TX Masonic Lodge
Ector Masonic Lodge
201 N. Main St.
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007

Historical Marker: 201 N. Main St.

Ector Lodge N. 687

This lodge began in 1887, when a group of Masons in the town of Ravenna joined together and petitioned the Grand Lodge of Texas for a charter. In 1889 the lodge was moved to the new railroad town of Ector, and in 1901 the name was changed to Ector Lodge No. 687. The membership met in several locations before moving to this building in 1980. Throughout its history, the lodge has maintained an active interest in the community and in charitable projects. Members of Ector Lodge have included area pioneers and prominent citizens.
1988

Ector TX Masonic Lodge
Ector Masonic Lodge
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
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Ector TX Church Of Christ
Church Of Christ
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007

Historical Marker: on Church St. 3 blocks N of US Hwy. 82 and one block W of FM 898

Ector Methodist Church

The community of Ector was established in 1874 on the route of the Texas & Pacific Railroad. The Ravenna Circuit of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was created in 1885, and the Ector congregation, which met in a nearby school, was served by the Rev. R. R. Nelson. A frame church with twin steeples was built in 1888. It was razed in 1960, and an educational building was erected in 1963. The congregation was renamed Ector United Methodist Church in 1968, and a new sanctuary was built in 1976. This church has served its community for over one hundred years.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986

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Ector TX old gas station
Old gas station
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
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Ector TX ghost signs
Ghost Sign
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
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Ector, Texas Nearby Towns:
Bonham the county seat
Sherman
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