Ecleto, TX (Karnes County)


By: Robert H. Thonhoff

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: January 1, 1995


Ecleto is at the intersection of Farm Road 627 and Dry Ecleto Creek, about six miles southeast of Gillett in northern Karnes County. In 1921, Walter G. Riedel and others built a cooperative store and cotton gin there to serve the surrounding farm community. A post office opened in the store in 1921. The store closed in 1971, but the post office continued until June 30, 1987, when it was converted into a neighborhood delivery and collection-box unit. In 1990 Ecleto was a dispersed farming community with a population of about twenty-five. In 2000 the population was twenty-two.

Robert H. Thonhoff, History of Karnes County (M.A. thesis, Southwest Texas State College, 1963).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Robert H. Thonhoff, “Ecleto, TX (Karnes County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 26, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/ecleto-tx-karnes-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1976
January 1, 1995

Place
Ecleto
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1379699
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Karnes County
Associated Names

2

Walters

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 29.04636050°
  • Longitude: -97.75138800°
Population Counts
People Year
22 2014
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Adoption Status: ⭐
This place has been adopted and will not be available until July 23, 2022
Adopted by:
Urrutia family