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Eden, Concho County, Texas

U.S. Senator John Cornyn

U.S. Congressman Michael Conaway

State Senator Charles Perry

Representative Drew Darby 


Chamber of Commerce ..............................................................................................
President: Craig Pfluger/ PH: 325-869-3336/ E-MAIL:
edenchamber@verizon.net

Board of Directors: Craig Pfluger, Celina Hemmeter,  Elizabeth Eureste, Rebecca Bunger, Cindy Gonzales, Amanda Osburn and Office Manager: Dianne Schuder

Eden Chamber of Commerce
139 Market Square Street
Eden, TX 76837
Telephone: 325-869-EDEN
Website: http://www.edentexas.com/

City Officials.............................................................................................

Mayor: Eddy Markham / PH: 325-869-2211 / mayor@edentexas.com

City Administrator: Celina Hemmeter / PH: 325-869-2211 / cityadmin@edentexas.com

Economic Development Coordinator: Laura Bowden/ PH: 325-869-0112 / econdev@edentexas.com

County Officials.............................................................................................................

County Judge
David Dillard
152 N. Roberts
Paint Rock, TX 76866
Telephone: 325-732-4321

County Clerk
Phyllis Lovell

152 N. Roberts
Paint Rock, TX 76866
Telephone: 325-732-4322

Education................................................................................................
Eden CISD
113 West Bryan Street
Eden,Texas 76837
Ph: 325-869-4121
Fx: 325-869-5210

Superintendent: :Kent Coker: kent.coker@edencisd.net
Business Manager: Margo Rucker: margo.rucker@edencisd.net
Human Resources Administrator/Superintendent's Secretary: Dana Gonzales

Eden Elementary
113 W Bryan
Eden, TX 76837-0988
Mail: P O Box 988
Eden, TX 76837-0988
Telephone: (325) 869-4121
 Principal: Rebecca Bunger

Eden High School
113 W Bryan
Eden, TX 76837-0988
Mail: P O Box 988
Eden, TX 76837-0988
Telephone: (325) 869-4121
Principal:  Misty Gandy

History....................................................................................................
Early inhabitants of this area were the Jumano and Apache Indians. Later the Comanche Indians lead a war of extermination against the Apaches. The Eden area was part of the Spanish Territory and traversed extensively by Spanish explorers, treasure seekers, and priests.

The first "settlers" in the county were reported to be the Rich Coffey family who located near the mouth of the Concho River during the Civil War. The first surveys made in Concho County were in 1847 with J.J. Giddings being the deputy surveyor for Fisher and Miller who had obtained permission from Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas, to settle emigrants in the central part of Texas. The Commissioner for the Fisher and Miller Colony issued 3,488 land certificates for their colonies. These certificates contained 1,735,200 acres of land.

The City of Eden is located within the Giddings survey tract. Giddings was later killed by Indians in Arizona. After the battle of San Jacinto, the state of Texas was divided into three districts: Brazos, Bexar, and Nacogdoches. The current area of Concho County was first located in Bexar County, then San Saba County, then McCulloch County. The Act creating Concho County was dated February 1, 1858. The first election of county officials was held on March 11, 1879. On February 10, 1882, Fred Ede dedicated the plat to the Original Town of Eden. The Town of Eden was incorporated as the City of Eden on February 4, 1911. The first building in Eden was constructed of logs and was the home of John Hardin. The home was built on Hardin Creek which bears his name. This creek runs about one-half mile west and south of the public square. Brady Creek runs through the county about two miles south of Eden.

Current Info..............................................................................................
Founded in 1882, Eden is located at the intersection of US Hwy 87 & 83 where the Texas Hill Country and the rolling farmland of the southeastern extremes of the Permian Basin merge. Eden is a scenic transition of ‘cattle, sheep, and goat country', cotton fields, forage crops, oil and gas wells and some of the best hunting to be found in Texas, including several exotic game ranches and ... fishing/two lakes are within 30 miles! Concho Springs Golf Course, one of Texas' most well maintained 9-hole golf courses is also in Eden. West of Eden ‘town-square' are unique shops boasting everything from lady's apparel, antiques, candies, floral arrangements, interior/exterior and garden décor to venison jerky and other distinctive products. The Don Freeman Memorial Museum, located just East of the Eden ‘town-square', offers a glimpse of Concho County history and highlights hometown hero, General Ira C. Eaker, the inventor of the "artificial horizon". Unlike the Biblical Eden, there are no ‘angels with flaming swords that turn... to guard the entrance.' Friendly, hospitable residents and nature's beauties welcome you to Eden, TX.

 
 
 
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