in the hill country|
on a Pinhead|
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.
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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Texas Forum 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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