Founded 1882. Incorporated 1910. Named for Frederick Ede, native of England and pioneer ranchman on whose land the town was located, and who donated land for this public square.
Farming and ranching area. Wool and mohair marketing center. . . . — — Map (db m115514) HM
In 1903 a group of area residents began meeting for worship services in the Eden schoolhouse. Three years later, a few new families moved into the area and they were welcomed to the services of the existing Church of Christ group. A second . . . — — Map (db m115511) HM
The first Eden schoolhouse was erected in 1885, and itinerant preachers who stopped to give sermons in the schoolhouse attracted people of all faiths. A community Sunday school met in the building for several years. The first Methodist Sunday school . . . — — Map (db m115512) HM
The Rev. Zachariah Martin Wells of Menard, who had organized Baptist churches in San Saba, Kimble and Menard counties, led an organizational meeting for the Eden Baptist church in August 1886 in a community building erected as a school and . . . — — Map (db m115564) HM
Ira Clarence Eaker was born April 13, 1896, in Field Creek, Llano County, Texas. In 1906, his parents, Young Yancy and Ladonia (Graham) Eaker, moved the family to the Eden area, where he and his brothers attended school. Eaker enlisted in the army . . . — — Map (db m115560) HM
Born in Eden, Texas, the son of Dee Forest and Annie Powell Rudder. Was graduated from the A&M College of Texas in 1932 and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry. Was a teacher, coach, area rancher and businessman. Served as mayor of the City of . . . — — Map (db m115561) HM
Texas troops under Sam Houston won independence, as they shouted out "Remember The Alamo" when we tried that here the neighbors complained about the noise.
At this very location on April 12, 1861 absolutely nothing happened. — — Map (db m136348) HM
Fred Ede platted Eden in 1882, setting this land aside for a cemetery. Though older burials may be present, the earliest known tombstone is that of the five-week-old infant son of Frederick and Susan (Reynolds) Shutt, buried in 1882. Several graves . . . — — Map (db m115563) HM
Several German Lutheran families from Mills County migrated to Concho County shortly after the turn of the 20th century. These pioneers maintained close ties with their former congregations. The Rev. Franz Walther of Mills County conducted irregular . . . — — Map (db m115565) HM