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EDEN, TEXAS

Concho County, Panhandle / West Texas
Hwys 83 and 87 and
Farm Road 2402
21 miles SE of Paint Rock
44 miles SE of San Angelo

Population: 2561 (2000) 1,567 (1990)

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Eden Texas country scene
Eden, Texas
Photo courtesy John Cooper
History in a Pecan Shell

The town was not named after the biblical garden but after one Frederick Ede (the 'n' was added later), a settler who moved to Concho County in the early 1880s. In fact it was Ede who donated land for the townsite and townsquare. He was thus honored when the town was granted a post office in 1883.

By 1890 Eden had a population of 107 and growth was steady and promising. 1908 brought a public windmill and well. Eden incorporated in 1911.

In 1912 Eden became the end of the line for a stretch of track of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad running from Lometa.

The town had 600 people in 1914 and got its own school district in 1920.

The population went from 600 in 1925 to 1,603 in 1941. The population peaked in 1954 with 1,993 people.

The Rivas Cinema Theater
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The former Williams Drug Store in Eden
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A church in Eden
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Eden Texas Grain elevators
Stephens  elevators in Eden Texas

Grain Elevators
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2006
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Rivas Theatre, Eden, Texas
Eden's Rivas Cinema Theatre
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